“Choose Lisbon”

We’ve seen a possibly adulterated “Yes” campaign poster. At Irish Election Cian has an unadulterated “Yes” campaign poster. It’s Generation Yes’ clever clean riff on Trainspotting. Reproduced below the fold.GenYes Train Spotting Banner

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  • Drumlins Rock

    oh dear, oh dear, oh dear,
    I persume generation Yes is aimed at younger voters, as Trainspotting is now 13 yrs old, those familiar with it would be in their 30s, unless i’ve missed a cult following among the next generation, those of us in our 30s saw that many rip off of it at the time just find it incredibly chessy now.
    Those who dont get the Trainspotting thing will just see it as sanctamonious drivel, whereas the older generation will probably find it offensive
    very very very cringe worthy and I would guess counter productive.

  • Mick Fealty

    You know what it has in its favour DR: it constitutes an argument!

    I’d venture no more than that… but if only in those terms, it’s refreshing…

  • Mark McGreg


    Drumlins has it spot on – this demonstrates how the supposed ‘youth’ movement of ‘Generation Yes’ is just a bunch of middle aged spreaders like us.

    Trainspotting isn’t a youth thing. This ad is just old people pretending to be down with the kids and getting it so wrong.

  • Mark McGreg

    Now if you want to do retrospective with a short, sharp message that the youngster might like have a look at éirígí and putting poster up that have swear words.

    Kids love the old swar words. They seem edgy even if they don’t know who the Pistols are.

  • Mick Fealty


    I’m no ad executive and have long since departed that particular demographic… but have you seen the generality of the poster campaign:


    All the best ones are undoubtedly the Nos… This seems to me to be a relief from the hectoring…

  • Drumlins Rock

    Mick, i’ve read it again and tried the arguements it raises, and it just makes me think NO, must go for a wee trip down south before the vote and get a feel for myself but by what I can see from up here the debate makes our lot look like mature elder statemen.

  • 30-year-old

    I’m cringing.

  • Dublin Exile

    Excellent Poster (39 year old)