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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.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE LONG-AWAITED CHILDREN’S rights referendum is to be held on Saturday 10 November, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.

He gave the announcement in the Dáil chamber just before 4pm this afternoon.

The Taoiseach said that the full wording of the referendum question will be made available tomorrow.  Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald had presented the wording at the Cabinet meeting this morning for final approval.

A referendum commission will be established shortly.

In an unusual move, the referendum is to be held on a Saturday for the first time since the second Nice referendum in 2002.

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Previously: Cabinet set to agree wording on children’s rights referendum >

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