With me on the platform was Bob Fitzhenry the genial EPP/ED Head of Press.
He said - and I paraphrase,
'The reason why there was a 'No' vote in Ireland was the law. You see the Irish constitution demands that in the event of a referendum both sides get equal media coverage. If I send out a press release the journalist cannot use it, unless they contact somebody from the other side. When almost all political parties support the Yes side then they should necessarily get most of the media coverage'.