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# referenda
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Which way will you vote?
# what do you think
Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?
How Ireland carries out a referendum is being discussed by the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.
# cast your vote
Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'
Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.
# referenda
'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?
Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?
TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015
Following a Cabinet meeting earlier today, the government has confirmed plans for a referendum in the first half of 2014.
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
# Exercise the franchise
PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal
Have you voted yet?
# Let's vote
Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda
The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.
# A House Divided
Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?
# Get out the vote
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.
# polling hours
TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone
Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.
Voices
Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?
Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.
# Voting Day
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.
# Voting
'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting
Alan Farrell hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days and insists he has not been deterred by Saturday’s low turnout.
# In Pictures
Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years
Abortion, divorce and Europe – just some of the contentious issues that Ireland has voted on over the past 30 years.
Voices
Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety
But this isn’t about Ireland for a change as the Falklands and Scotland look to upcoming referendums on their future, writes David McCann from the University of Ulster.
# Voting
Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends
Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.
# Referendums
Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.
# Referendums
Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority
However, nearly 38,000 votes were spoiled in the vote to change the Constitution to allow the cutting of judicial salaries.
# Referendums
Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it
The Minister over the Oireachtas Committees amendment referendum has said today that even if it is defeated in the polls, he will be pushing on for reform.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog
# Referendum
Shatter says 'seed of doubt' was planted in voters' minds over referendum
The justice minister has said that media attention was totally focused on the presidential election, rather than on the complex Oireachtas inquiries referendum. (Also, does he say ‘referendums’ or ‘referenda’?).
Voices
Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries
The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.
# Race for the Áras
Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…
# October 27
Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda
The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.
# The Final Countdown
Registration for election and referendum voting closes today
If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.
# referenda
Poll shows support for passing two referendums
Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.
# October 27
You've got until Monday to get your voting forms submitted
Monday October 10 is your last day to register for voting in the election (or elections) and referenda. Here’s how to do it.
# Work to Rule
Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead
There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.
# Voting
Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.