# referendum - Yesterday’s News
The members of the convention voted by 57 to 41 per cent not to write to the Taoiseach seeking an opportunity to discuss the abolition of the chamber.
# referendum - Friday 17 May, 2013
The legislation to allow Oireachtas inquiries – within the limits of the Constitution – has finally been published today.
# referendum - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Another referendum to add to the ‘referendums on the way’ pile…
# referendum - Friday 19 April, 2013
Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.
# referendum - Sunday 31 March, 2013
The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.
# referendum - Sunday 10 March, 2013
The result is not in doubt but the scale of the ‘yes’ vote will be closely watched as a sign of the Falklanders’ strength of feeling about remaining British.
# referendum - Tuesday 26 February, 2013
The new Child and Family Support Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State – and it’s going to require a major cultural shift, writes Paul Gilligan.
# referendum - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
However, the British government is ruling out ‘pre-negotiation’ of independence before 2014 referendum.
# referendum - Sunday 27 January, 2013
Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.
# referendum - Wednesday 23 January, 2013
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Political and business groups in Ireland have criticised David Cameron’s promise to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.
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# referendum - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union, but this would have profound consequences for this island, writes James Kilcourse.
# referendum - Sunday 20 January, 2013
The British Prime Minister is expected to commit to holding a referendum on European Union membership after the next general election.
Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.
We’ll be holding a referendum on abolishing the Seanad at some stage in 2013. So how much does it cost us every year?
# referendum - Saturday 19 January, 2013
The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?
# referendum - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union.
# referendum - Monday 24 December, 2012
Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.
# referendum - Sunday 23 December, 2012
Egypt’s opposition claimed the voting was riddled with “fraud and violations”.
# referendum - Thursday 13 December, 2012
Justice Kevin Feeney says the Government’s booklet, separate to its own, caused “confusion among the public”.
# referendum - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.
# referendum - Monday 26 November, 2012
Voters favoured the right the decide on possible independence – but split their ballots between fractious parties.
The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?
Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.
# referendum - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
The sexual abuse scandals in Australia’s Catholic Church and the BBC show that there is still work to do beyond the contitutional change passed earlier this month, says the Children’s Rights Alliance.
In an email to supporters, former MEP Kathy Sinnott says fundraising for the High Court challenge will kick off this week.
# referendum - Monday 19 November, 2012
Two women have begun initiating the legal challenge, claiming information published by the government materially affected the referendum’s outcome.
# referendum - Sunday 18 November, 2012
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John Logue said the union advocated for a Yes vote and that thousands of students were unable to return home to vote as they were awaiting grant payments.
# referendum - Saturday 17 November, 2012
The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.
# referendum - Monday 12 November, 2012
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No campaigners have suggested the referendum result may be challenged – what legal grounds could this be done on?
# referendum - Sunday 11 November, 2012
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…
Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?
The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.
We keep you up to date on commentary and local results as we await an official national result from the Dublin Castle count centre by mid-afternoon.