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# court-referendum - Saturday 5 October, 2013

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

Court of Appeal referendum passes comfortably

All the major political parties campaigned for a ‘Yes’ vote which won by a 2:1 majority.

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# court-referendum - Friday 4 October, 2013

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

# court-referendum - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

# court-referendum - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

It’s about as sexy as a referendum to establish a new court can possibly get.

# court-referendum - Monday 30 September, 2013

Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote

Still a large number of undecideds according a poll in the Irish Times this morning.

# court-referendum - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?

All the questions you were embarrassed to ask – answered.

# court-referendum - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Pic: Alan Shatter's Court of Appeal roadshow

The Minister for Justice wants you to vote ‘Yes’, and isn’t afraid to ask.

# court-referendum - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Shatter: One judgment rule change will allow judges to assert their independence

If the referendum is passed next week, as well as setting up a Court of Appeal between the High Court and the Supreme Court, the so-called ‘one judgment’ rule will be removed from the Constitution.

# court-referendum - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

DPP issues warning to media on risks of pre-trial reporting

DPP Claire Loftus said that journalists have ‘a high degree of responsibility’ to ensure that they do not cause a trial to be delayed or even postponed.

# court-referendum - Monday 16 September, 2013

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

# court-referendum - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

On the fence: Independent TD is 'not explicitly advocating a No vote' in court referendum

Mattie McGrath is worried the Government will have too much power to nominate judges but has stopped short of calling for a ‘No’ vote in the Court of Appeal referendum.

Here is Alan Shatter's quick guide to the Court of Appeal referendum

With so much debate on the Seanad referendum it is easy to forget the other thing we are being asked to vote on next month.

# court-referendum - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Poll: Do you want to establish a Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want to establish a Court of Appeal?

There hasn’t been much debate about it but there is a second referendum being held on 4 October.

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on

Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin will all be calling for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish a Court of Appeal but their campaigns are expected to be low-key.

# court-referendum - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Referendum day is just over four weeks away...

The Referendum Commission today began its information campaign on both votes with Justice Elizabeth Dunne saying there has been scant debate on one of the issues.

# court-referendum - Monday 2 September, 2013

Are you registered to vote in the October referendums?

Now you can check through Facebook.

# court-referendum - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.

# court-referendum - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

# court-referendum - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog

The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.

# court-referendum - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Referendum to be held on creating new Court of Appeal

Another referendum to add to the ‘referendums on the way’ pile…

# court-referendum - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Levels of activity in courts 'overwhelming' and 'unsustainable' - Chief Justice

Susan Denham said failure to address the problems posed by Ireland’s appeal court system may be “damaging to Irish society and the economy”.