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#irish constitution

# irish-constitution - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

# irish-constitution - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Opinion: 'The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part'

In the context of the late 1930s, it is quite a remarkable document in its commitment to democratic ideals, writes Dr Laura Cahillane.

# irish-constitution - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'It's about parental equality': Citizens' Assembly will not hear from fathers' group

The group argues the future of an embryo or a child should be a collaborative decision.

# irish-constitution - Monday 21 November, 2016

Opinion: 'The Neutrality Bill would exclude Ireland from being an active supporter of perpetual war'

A clear and decisive majority of Irish people are in favour of enshrining neutrality in our Constitution, writes Roger Cole.

# irish-constitution - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# irish-constitution - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# irish-constitution - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

# irish-constitution - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention’s first full meeting this weekend also backed a proposal for ordinary citizens to be able to nominate a candidate for the president.

# irish-constitution - 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.

# irish-constitution - Monday 26 November, 2012

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution

Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.

# irish-constitution - 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.

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 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.

# irish-constitution - Friday 28 September, 2012

Sinnott accused of engaging in 'hysterical hyperbole' over referendum

The former MEP Kathy Sinnott has been criticised by a Fine Gael TD for her opposition to the children’s referendum but Sinnott has hit back saying that Jim Daly has not done his homework.

# irish-constitution - Friday 9 March, 2012

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year One Year In This post contains images

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.

# irish-constitution - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?

Here’s TheJournal.ie’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.

# irish-constitution - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Column: Cutting judges’ pay has a price – and it’s not worth it

A Yes vote on Thursday won’t benefit anyone much – but it will mean a serious compromise to our constitution, writes Sinéad Keogh.