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# childrens-referendum - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Woman who challenged referendum landed with huge bill for court costs

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

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

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

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

# childrens-referendum - Friday 18 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Challenge to Children's Referendum dismissed by High Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

Referendum result 'could be challenged'

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

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

So who did turn out to vote?

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

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?

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

We keep you up to date on commentary and local results as we await an official national result from the Dublin Castle count centre by mid-afternoon.

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

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”.

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

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

Referendum on children's rights passed

The results are in…

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

Children's Referendum count begins

Results are expected by noon.

# childrens-referendum - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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

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

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

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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’

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’

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

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.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

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