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# referendum - Yesterday’s News


# referendum - Friday 24 April, 2015

The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again

The referendum passed by 58% voting yes and 42% voting no.

# referendum - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Nearly 1% of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January

A number of people have been surprised to find their name is not on the register.

# referendum - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you’re on the register

The register is updated every year, so you better check you are on it.

19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed

The artist behind it has received a warning notice about its removal.

# referendum - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

# referendum - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Marian Finucane using “stopwatches” to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates

The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.

# referendum - Saturday 18 April, 2015

"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland

McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# referendum - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fine Gael: ‘Yes’ … Labour: ‘We’re not taking a position’

A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.

# referendum - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

‘Not a chance’ schools will lose funding if they don’t support same-sex marriage

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of)

On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?

# referendum - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

‘Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter’: Gerry Adams asks for a ‘Yes’ vote

The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.

# referendum - Friday 10 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Cork choir has released a wonderful single for marriage equality Mar Ref
Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

Or will you vote at all?

# referendum - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Irish granny had the perfect response to a Marriage Equality question Mar Ref

This Irish granny had the perfect response to a Marriage Equality question

“We have to vote for that? Why can’t they just bring it in?”

# referendum - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

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Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV

Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.

# referendum - Saturday 28 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

# referendum - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe “sameness” achievable

Encouraging LGBT people to believe full equivalence is possible will “only cause more harm than good to them” he said.

# referendum - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish students rang their Grannies for an honest chat about the marriage referendum Ring Your Granny

# referendum - Saturday 14 March, 2015

‘Every time another engagement or wedding is announced I feel more like an outsider’

Teacher Paul Knox says he doesn’t want to be sitting at other peoples’ weddings for the rest of his life. He one day wants to sit at his own.

# referendum - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Donegal mass goers walk out after priest criticises footballer’s stance on gay marriage

The GAA star says the priest is entitled to his opinion but his name shouldn’t have been mentioned.

Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# referendum - Monday 9 March, 2015

An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision

Deputy Jerry Buttimer has said the decision relates to the GAA being a non-political organisation.

# referendum - Friday 20 February, 2015

Date for same-sex marriage referendum set for 22 May

He said he hopes support for same sex marriage stands up come polling day.

# referendum - Sunday 15 February, 2015

People of faith urged to “be brave” and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum

Faith in Marriage Equality includes Catholic and Church of Ireland members.

# referendum - Thursday 12 February, 2015

This TD wants to radically change the way we elect him and his 157 colleagues

Brendan Griffin has proposed a way of potential ending ‘parish pump’ politics.

# referendum - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion … and divorce

The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.

# referendum - Monday 2 February, 2015

Church of Ireland won't be campaigning for same-sex marriage vote

The Church’s understanding of marriage remains that it is between a man and a woman.

# referendum - Sunday 1 February, 2015

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Where is same-sex marriage legal?

Ireland could be joining the list this year.

# referendum - Sunday 25 January, 2015

‘Yes’ side enjoys massive lead in same-sex marriage debate, but how secure is it? – Poll

A Red C poll has found that 46% have ‘some reservations’ about it

# referendum - Saturday 24 January, 2015

The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years

Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?

# referendum - Thursday 22 January, 2015

‘Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?’

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# referendum - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here’s the wording you’ll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.

Church of Ireland group has come out in support of a ‘yes’ vote

The Changing Attitude Ireland group has said marriage should be available to couples, “without distinction as to their sex”.

# referendum - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

We love a good debate: Claire Byrne’s panel show gets off to a flying start Not #vinb This post contains videos

We love a good debate: Claire Byrne’s panel show gets off to a flying start

The current affairs discussion programme went straight for the jugular with a debate on same-sex marriage

# referendum - Monday 19 January, 2015

Colin Farrell: ‘My brother got plenty of beatings for being gay’

The Irish actor says he supports same sex marriage.

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

# referendum - Sunday 18 January, 2015

“It’s not something that defines me”: Health Minister Leo Varadkar on being gay

The Minister spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan this morning.

# referendum - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

New poll shows 76% support for same-sex marriage

The details were in the first opinion poll of 2015.

# referendum - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled S.o.s

Here's why #SoundsOfSodomy is trending in Ireland, in case you were puzzled

People are going nuts. Pun intended.

# referendum - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan really doesn’t want the United Kingdom to leave the EU

“The Government’s fundamental position on this is unequivocal.”

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