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# crref - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking
# Column
# Column

Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking

Feb 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 47 Views 10 Comments

The new Child and Family Support Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State – and it’s going to require a major cultural shift, writes Paul Gilligan.

# crref - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

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

# crref - 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.

# crref - Monday 12 November, 2012

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?

# crref - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted
# Referendum
# 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?

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

As it happened: The Children’s Referendum count

# crref - Friday 9 November, 2012

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

# crref - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 8th 2012, 11:39 AM 13,033 Views 174 Comments

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

Children's referendum: Up to 2,000 people begin voting on islands
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children's referendum: Up to 2,000 people begin voting on islands

Nov 8th 2012, 9:19 AM 3,400 Views 7 Comments

Islanders off the coasts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway will cast their vote today.

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

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,898 Views 44 Comments

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

# crref - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays?

Nov 3rd 2012, 12:32 PM 7,459 Views 92 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said future Saturday votes will depend on the turnout in next week’s referendum. Do you support holding votes on Saturdays?

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Nov 3rd 2012, 11:00 AM 8,478 Views 20 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

What do the children's referendum posters mean?
# Referendum
# Referendum

What do the children's referendum posters mean?

Nov 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 9,844 Views 39 Comments

What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…

# crref - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate
Live Oct 31st 2012, 9:45 PM

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2012, 5:00 PM 9,834 Views 86 Comments

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”.

# crref - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Poll: Will you vote in the children's referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote in the children's referendum?

Oct 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 9,210 Views 100 Comments

Concerns have been raised about turnout in the 10 November referendum. Will you be casting your vote?

# crref - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 27th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,466 Views 1 Comment

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?

# crref - Friday 26 October, 2012

Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum

Oct 26th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,096 Views 179 Comments

There is no legal need for constitutional change – and it may have unforeseen consequences, writes Gerry Fahey.

# crref - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children's referendum to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children's referendum to vote?

Oct 24th 2012, 9:50 AM 7,128 Views 120 Comments

The vote is just over a fortnight away but are you confident that you know enough to cast your vote?

# crref - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 277 Views 130 Comments

The change won’t make any difference to most people, writes Wayne Dignam. But for a few, it could mean everything.

# crref - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Oct 15th 2012, 8:02 PM 8,343 Views 3 Comments

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

# crref - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,117 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual
# Cutting Costs
# Cutting Costs

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual

Oct 8th 2012, 7:13 PM 8,752 Views 26 Comments

Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.

# crref - Sunday 23 September, 2012

A cow, a goat, a sheep, a flower: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

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

Sep 23rd 2012, 7:00 PM 5,299 Views 0 Comments

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

Near consensus - but here's why both sides will get 50/50 coverage in the Referendum
# Balance
# Balance

Near consensus - but here's why both sides will get 50/50 coverage in the Referendum

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 4,405 Views 16 Comments

With little opposition to the referendum so far, there are suggestions that broadcasters will simply cut down on coverage rather than have to give 50/50 airtime to both sides.

# crref - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Poll: How will you vote in the Children's Referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you vote in the Children's Referendum?

Sep 22nd 2012, 9:30 AM 9,655 Views 148 Comments

This day seven weeks, we’ll be answering this question for real.