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# childrens-referendum - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Woman who challenged referendum landed with huge bill for court costs
# Children's Referendum
# Children's Referendum

Woman who challenged referendum landed with huge bill for court costs

Jul 7th 2015, 11:06 AM 48,632 Views 56 Comments

The overall costs of the appeal is believed to be over €1 million.

# childrens-referendum - Saturday 25 April, 2015

'It was worth it': Woman who could lose millions for taking Supreme Court case
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# Children's Referendum

'It was worth it': Woman who could lose millions for taking Supreme Court case

Apr 25th 2015, 9:00 AM 29,252 Views 101 Comments

Joanna Jordan petition to overturn the result of the 2012 referendum was rejected yesterday.

# childrens-referendum - Friday 24 April, 2015

The Children's Referendum will not have to be held again
# Final Decision
# Final Decision

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

Apr 24th 2015, 12:15 PM 17,456 Views 38 Comments

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

# childrens-referendum - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights

Aug 1st 2014, 7:15 AM 3,972 Views 9 Comments

Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.

# childrens-referendum - Friday 18 October, 2013

Challenge to Children's Referendum dismissed by High Court
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# Reject

Challenge to Children's Referendum dismissed by High Court

Oct 18th 2013, 2:32 PM 6,215 Views 20 Comments

A Dublin woman had taken a petition with an aim to quash the result in the November 2012 vote.

# childrens-referendum - Monday 24 December, 2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012
# Review2012
# Review2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012

Dec 24th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,049 Views 11 Comments

Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…

# childrens-referendum - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 11th 2012, 3:35 PM 8,287 Views 51 Comments

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

# childrens-referendum - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: We've passed the children's referendum, but there's more to do
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We've passed the children's referendum, but there's more to do

Nov 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 65 Views 7 Comments

The sexual abuse scandals in Australia’s Catholic Church and the BBC show that there is still work to do beyond the contitutional change passed earlier this month, says the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Sinnott speaks of 'powerful grassroots effort' to overturn Referendum vote
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# Referendum

Sinnott speaks of 'powerful grassroots effort' to overturn Referendum vote

Nov 20th 2012, 8:41 AM 6,366 Views 51 Comments

In an email to supporters, former MEP Kathy Sinnott says fundraising for the High Court challenge will kick off this week.

# childrens-referendum - Monday 19 November, 2012

Legal challenge begins over Children's Referendum result
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# Referendum

Legal challenge begins over Children's Referendum result

Nov 19th 2012, 8:28 PM 9,024 Views 38 Comments

Two women have begun initiating the legal challenge, claiming information published by the government materially affected the referendum’s outcome.

# childrens-referendum - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children's referendum
# Weekend Voting
# Weekend Voting

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children's referendum

Nov 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,795 Views 52 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.

# childrens-referendum - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 13th 2012, 7:23 PM 7,002 Views 44 Comments

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

# childrens-referendum - Monday 12 November, 2012

Burton notes 'merit' of potential permanent referendum commission
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# Referendum Commission

Burton notes 'merit' of potential permanent referendum commission

Nov 12th 2012, 9:26 PM 4,328 Views 29 Comments

The Minister said a permanent referendum commission could be largely responsible for the information presented to the electorate if the country were to hold referenda on a regular basis.

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?

Nov 12th 2012, 9:32 AM 7,119 Views 53 Comments

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

Referendum result 'could be challenged'
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# Referendum

Referendum result 'could be challenged'

Nov 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 9,545 Views 54 Comments

No campaigners have suggested the referendum result may be challenged – what legal grounds could this be done on?

# childrens-referendum - Sunday 11 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added baby penguin
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added baby penguin

Nov 11th 2012, 7:35 PM 10,442 Views 6 Comments

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

So who did turn out to vote?
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# Referendum

So who did turn out to vote?

Nov 11th 2012, 5:46 PM 13,926 Views 60 Comments

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted
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# Referendum

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Nov 11th 2012, 4:30 PM 17,657 Views 113 Comments

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?
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# Referendum

So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?

Nov 11th 2012, 4:13 PM 11,239 Views 82 Comments

The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.

As it happened: The Children’s Referendum count
Live Nov 11th 2012, 3:23 PM

As it happened: The Children’s Referendum count

"Historic" - overwhemingly positive reaction to Children's Referendum result
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# Referendum

"Historic" - overwhemingly positive reaction to Children's Referendum result

Nov 11th 2012, 2:54 PM 7,565 Views 83 Comments

The reactions to the passing of the referendum have so far been positive, with the Tánaiste saying it “draws a line in the sand against the litany of past failures”.

Most Effort Put Into A Spoiled Vote of the Day
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# Referendum

Most Effort Put Into A Spoiled Vote of the Day

Nov 11th 2012, 2:17 PM 42,602 Views 73 Comments

No comment.

Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"
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# Referendum

Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"

Nov 11th 2012, 2:13 PM 5,010 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.

Referendum on children's rights passed
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# Referendum

Referendum on children's rights passed

Nov 11th 2012, 2:07 PM 6,263 Views 19 Comments

The results are in…

Children's Referendum count begins
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# Referendum

Children's Referendum count begins

Nov 11th 2012, 7:49 AM 8,641 Views 110 Comments

Results are expected by noon.

# childrens-referendum - Saturday 10 November, 2012

PICS: Have you cast your Children's Referendum vote yet? These people have...
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# Referendum

PICS: Have you cast your Children's Referendum vote yet? These people have...

Nov 10th 2012, 6:14 PM 13,543 Views 126 Comments

President Michael D Higgins, Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan and Minister Leo Varadkar were among the high-profile people to cast their vote on the Children’s Referendum today.

Turnout as low as 2 per cent in some polling stations
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# Referendum

Turnout as low as 2 per cent in some polling stations

Nov 10th 2012, 1:32 PM 16,392 Views 174 Comments

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

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist
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# Referendum

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist

Nov 10th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,641 Views 69 Comments

Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.

# childrens-referendum - Friday 9 November, 2012

Children's Referendum website now completely offline
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# Referendum

Children's Referendum website now completely offline

Nov 9th 2012, 12:48 PM 7,583 Views 83 Comments

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.

Poll: How are you voting in the Children's Referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How are you voting in the Children's Referendum?

Nov 9th 2012, 9:58 AM 17,673 Views 257 Comments

Tá or Níl?

Varadkar: 'If the government made a mistake we accept that'
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# Referendum

Varadkar: 'If the government made a mistake we accept that'

Nov 9th 2012, 9:41 AM 6,034 Views 100 Comments

The Transport Minister has insisted that the children’s referendum will go ahead tomorrow amid calls for it to be postponed in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling about the government’s information campaign.

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’
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# Opinion

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 140 Views 99 Comments

Pat Kavanagh says she has serious questions about the new Child and Family Support Agency.

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 119 Views 44 Comments

Fergus Finlay says countless reports documented Ireland’s failings to protect children, but this constitutional amendment will change that.

# childrens-referendum - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment
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# Referendum

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

Nov 8th 2012, 9:17 PM 11,689 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:22 PM 5,510 Views 71 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 110 Views 71 Comments

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'
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# Referendum

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

Nov 8th 2012, 11:39 AM 13,034 Views 174 Comments

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

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