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#Referendum

# referendum - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

A bill providing for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment was overwhelmingly defeated this evening.

Britain could leave the EU as early as next year

Prime Minister David Cameron is allegedly already putting plans in motion to bring forward an in/out referendum by a year.

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# referendum - Monday 11 May, 2015

Eamon Gilmore: Same-sex marriage has no implications for children

The former Tánaiste also shares his thoughts on Nigel Farage.

# referendum - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

From The Daily Edge Here's why #Pingate was trending in Ireland this morning Pingate

Ireland's Equality Minister was asked by RTÉ to remove a Yes Equality pin

Brendan O’Connor made the request of Aodhán Ó Ríordáin last night.

# referendum - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home

They won’t be able to vote in elections and referendums here any time soon.

It would be "insane" to pass this referendum - former Fine Gael councillor

Professor Bill Tormey has clarified why he’ll be voting no on 22 May.

# referendum - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Man who says the internet "shut down his business" after cake-topper row calls for No vote

Paul Barnes owned Daintree Paper until shortly after a controversy over cake-toppers.

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster

There are now plans to put even more posters up.

# referendum - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.

# referendum - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried

Queues were spotted at local council offices.

# referendum - Monday 4 May, 2015

Michael Collins would’ve been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef

Yes vote campaigners say that age is no measure of experience.

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

# referendum - Sunday 3 May, 2015

22 Twitter accounts you should be following in the run up to the same-sex vote

Probably the only list you’ll read today that begins with David Quinn and ends with The Rubberbandits.

We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage

Outside of the urban centres, how is the debate shaping up? We spent a day finding out.

# referendum - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 The Gaelic Players Association set to call for Yes vote in the marriage referendum MarRef Support

The Gaelic Players Association set to call for Yes vote in the marriage referendum

A formal announcement is expected next week.

# referendum - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# referendum - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Domino's: We're not distributing No campaign leaflets with our menus Mar Ref

Domino's: We're not distributing No campaign leaflets with our menus

“Pizza & politics don’t mix.”

"Pizza and politics don't mix" - no, Domino's didn't send same-sex marriage leaflets

A leaflet was put inside a menu, sparking some discussion.

# referendum - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Why shouldn't a young person be able to run for president?

Democracy is the vehicle with which we facilitate different perspectives; the youth of Ireland have a right to representation.

# referendum - Monday 27 April, 2015

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

A Yes Equality campaigner was asked on live radio about sex between two men

Isaac Burke of Mandate for Marriage wanted to talk about sex.

Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side

Kenny said the issue is not a party political one.

# referendum - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for 'Yes' vote

Though 78% of people believe same sex marriage is a matter of fairness and equality.

'It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay'

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

# 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.

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