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#CRREF

# crref - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

# crref - Sunday 11 November, 2012

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?

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.

# crref - Friday 9 November, 2012

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.

# crref - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

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

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.

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.

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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?

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 Referendum This post contains images

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

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

# crref - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

“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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…