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# referendum - Yesterday’s News


# 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

Where is same-sex marriage legal? Referendum This post contains images

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.”

# referendum - Sunday 21 December, 2014

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.