Irish voters are taking part in a divorce referendum while also casting their ballots in European Elections and Ireland’s local elections [Paul Faith/AFP]

Dublin, Republic of Ireland – “Campaign fatigue” is behind the seeming lack of opposition to Friday’s divorce referendum in the Republic of Ireland, according to a leading campaigner.

Seamas de Barra is treasurer for the Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage. “I think it’s largely campaign fatigue from the abortion referendum,” he told Al Jazeera, referring to the lack of debate around the vote compared with last year’s vote on legalising abortion.

Friday’s referendum is being held at the same time as local and European elections in Ireland, and voters are being asked to make two changes

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