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# ccref - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.

# ccref - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Martin on Shatter: "Every now and then a bit of contrition would do no harm"

The call from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was in response to the Supreme Court ruling last Friday regarding the Children’s Referendum.

# ccref - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Referendum on children's rights passed

The results are in…

Children's Referendum count begins

Results are expected by noon.

# ccref - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Turnout as low as 2 per cent in some polling stations

Will it be the lowest turnout in the history of the State?

# ccref - Friday 9 November, 2012

Poll: How are you voting in the Children's Referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

# ccref - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

The government’s scaled-down version of needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'

The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes') Referendum This post contains videos

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')

Five youth organisations give test poll to those not entitled to vote – but whose lives are most likely to be affected by the outcome.

# ccref - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children's Referendum using public money

The High Court today rejected the claim by Mark McCrystal that the Government is using public money to call for a Yes vote – but now the case will go to the Supreme Court.

# ccref - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

Varadkar criticises 'No' campaigner due to speak in tonight's TV3 debate

Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.

# ccref - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Ice-cream for children’s votes? Tayto Park as possible children’s hospital site? European ‘Rear of the Year’ award for the Taoiseach?

# ccref - Monday 15 October, 2012

Kenny: As Taoiseach and as a father I’m asking people to vote yes

Fine Gael today launched their yes campaign for the children’s rights referendum in Dublin, which is set to take place on 10 November.

# ccref - Friday 28 September, 2012

Sinnott accused of engaging in 'hysterical hyperbole' over referendum

The former MEP Kathy Sinnott has been criticised by a Fine Gael TD for her opposition to the children’s referendum but Sinnott has hit back saying that Jim Daly has not done his homework.

# ccref - Sunday 23 September, 2012

A cow, a goat, a sheep, a flower: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

A cow, a goat, a sheep, a flower: The week in quotes

“There are 47 per cent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims.”

# ccref - Thursday 20 September, 2012

John Lonergan: "Our treatment of children has been appalling"

The former governor of Mountjoy said that it will be easy to get the children’s rights referendum passed – but warned that the real test will come afterwards.

# ccref - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right

By voting yes, we can prove that this generation has done more than any other to protect children who have been betrayed in the past, writes Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

# ccref - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Finally: Children's rights referendum to be held on Saturday 10 November

The exact wording of the referendum will be announced tomorrow, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.