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# referendum - Yesterday’s News

Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

Here’s what would have to happen to get it underway.

# referendum - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

How would you feel about having a 21-year-old President of Ireland?

A referendum on changing the age of eligibility will be held next year.

# referendum - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

The same-sex marriage referendum will take place next May

Cabinet has agreed on a proposal to hold a number of other referenda on the same day.

# referendum - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says ‘forces’ at work to privatise company

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# referendum - Monday 8 December, 2014

Can you guess which party’s voters are least supportive of same-sex marriage?

A new poll has found increased support overall for the introduction of same-sex marriage.

# referendum - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Enda Kenny paid a visit to Pantibar

One of the Dublin scene’s best known venues, Pantibar is owned by gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, aka. Panti Bliss.

# referendum - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

# referendum - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Newstalk presenter condemns “daft and depressing” same-sex marriage ruling Bai

Newstalk presenter condemns “daft and depressing” same-sex marriage ruling

Although another one put to the BAI about ‘The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne’ was rejected.

# referendum - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

# referendum - Friday 14 November, 2014

‘We don’t want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that’

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# referendum - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Referendum on Irish Water could happen but needs “an awful lot more work” — White

Support for a public vote to guarantee public ownership of water services has been gaining support in recent weeks.

# referendum - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks

A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.

# referendum - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# referendum - Monday 27 October, 2014

The Green Party wants a referendum to make sure Irish Water isn’t privatised

The party’s councillors will submit the motion in the coming weeks.

# referendum - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Catalonia leader vows to go ahead with independence vote in new form

Artur Mas was forced to suspended the referendum after the Spanish government challenged its legality.

# referendum - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# referendum - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic?

Martin McGuinness has called for a vote on Northern Ireland joining the Republic… but what would the repercussions be?

# referendum - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘I accept the verdict of the people.”- Salmond concedes defeat but wants promises delivered

The Scottish First Minister says that the referendum was a “triumph” for democracy.

Open thread: What are your thoughts on Scotland’s big decision?

Are you disappointed this morning or glad that there is still a United Kingdom across the water?

Gerry Adams’ tweet on the the Scottish independence vote was to the point

Adams said Ireland should never lose sight that we are a “divided people”.

From The Daily Edge ‘Shitebags’ is now trending on Twitter in Glasgow INDY REF

Date with destiny: Scotland awake as counting begins in independence vote

A result is expected at about 6.30am.

# referendum - Thursday 18 September, 2014

“Let’s not repeat the mistake of 1983″… Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.

From The Score Looks like we know what way Andy Murray is leaning in Scottish independence vote Time To Vote

‘Day of Destiny’: The UK newspapers on Scotland’s vote for independence

‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.

Will Scotland end its 307-year-old union with England? The polls are open…

Polls suggest the result is too close to call.

# referendum - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

On eve of Scottish referendum, polls suggest the pro-union vote will clinch it

Both sides have one more day of campaigning before the public go to the polls tomorrow.

# referendum - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Will Elizabeth II still be Queen of Scots if the ‘Yes’ vote triumphs?

Separatists say it will be up to the people to decide but there are questions about how secure the monarchy would be after independence.

# referendum - Monday 15 September, 2014

Referendum on establishing Family Court ‘not necessary’

The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.

# referendum - Sunday 14 September, 2014

# referendum - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Simpsons’ Groundskeeper Willie has weighed in on Scottish independence… Aye Or Die

The Simpsons’ Groundskeeper Willie has weighed in on Scottish independence…

He’s got something to say about the whole referendum thing.

# referendum - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘I’ve never found it at all incongruous that I could be both British and Scottish’

I was brought up to be and remain a passionate patriot undiluted by years of exile – but here’s why I would vote No.

# referendum - Thursday 11 September, 2014

RBS says it will move to England in case of Scottish independence

The Royal Bank of Scotland is 81% owned by the British state.

# referendum - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The Score UEFA report on Ireland’s Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception Hope

UEFA report on Ireland’s Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception

The FAI has put forward the stadium as one of the potential venues for the event.

UK leaders take “unprecedented” step to boost Scottish campaign

All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.

# referendum - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

# referendum - Thursday 28 August, 2014

#PatronisingBTlady backfires on Scottish unionists after it’s branded ‘sexist’ and ‘insulting’

The new advert was intended to convince undecided women to vote ‘No’.

# referendum - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands expected to turn out for same-sex marriage rally in Dublin

Organisers say they’re expecting a boost in numbers in the wake of the referendum announcement and the Pantigate controversy…

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