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Poll: How will you vote on the judges' pay referendum?

Today we’re asking how you plan to vote on one of the two referendums which are taking place on 27 October alongside the Presidential election.

TWO REFERENDUMS are being held on the same day as the Presidential election and the Dublin West by-election.

One proposes extending powers of inquiry to the Houses of the Oireachtas, while the other proposes amending the current constitutional protections on the pay of sitting judges.

Judges currently pay tax and the Universal Social Charge in the same way as other employees, but they are not obliged to pay any Public Service Pension Levy payments.

The referendum proposes introducing an amendment which would mean a law could be passed to cut judges’ pay in certain circumstances and which could make the pension levy payments obligatory.

However, as the chairman of the Referendum Commission has pointed out, the wording of the suggested constitutional amendment is vague and could require Supreme Court clarification.

Yesterday, we asked how you intend to vote in the referendum on granting powers of inquiry to the two Houses of the Oireachtas.

Today we’re asking: How will you vote in the referendum on sitting judges’ pay?

Poll Results:

Yes (1207)
No (501)
I intend to vote, but haven't decided which way (129)
I won't be voting (64)

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot >

Poll: How will you vote on the referendum on Oireachtas inquiries?>

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