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# referenda - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,134 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# referenda - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?

Jan 13th 2018, 10:12 AM 19,203 Views 138 Comments

How Ireland carries out a referendum is being discussed by the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.

# referenda - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'
# Cast Your Vote
# Cast Your Vote

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'

Jul 4th 2017, 5:59 PM 17,231 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.

# referenda - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?
# Referenda
# Referenda

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

May 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 8,811 Views 25 Comments

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

# referenda - Sunday 5 June, 2016

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?

Jun 5th 2016, 9:00 PM 36,465 Views 263 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.

# referenda - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015

Nov 5th 2013, 5:28 PM 15,994 Views 384 Comments

Following a Cabinet meeting earlier today, the government has confirmed plans for a referendum in the first half of 2014.

# referenda - Saturday 5 October, 2013

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated
# Referendums
# Referendums

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

Oct 5th 2013, 9:56 PM 83,652 Views 284 Comments

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

# referenda - Friday 4 October, 2013

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal
# Exercise The Franchise
# Exercise The Franchise

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal

Oct 4th 2013, 3:15 PM 13,698 Views 117 Comments

Have you voted yet?

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda
# Let's Vote
# Let's Vote

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,060 Views 70 Comments

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
# A House Divided
From The Daily Edge
# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 46,048 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

# referenda - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result
# Get Out The Vote
# Get Out The Vote

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:27 AM 3,789 Views 80 Comments

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.

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone
# Polling Hours
# Polling Hours

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:23 AM 3,769 Views 33 Comments

Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.

# referenda - Friday 27 September, 2013

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?

Sep 27th 2013, 9:35 PM 969 Views 62 Comments

Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.

# referenda - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
# Voting Day
# Voting Day

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Jul 24th 2013, 5:45 PM 4,396 Views 30 Comments

Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.

# referenda - Monday 12 November, 2012

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting
# Voting
# Voting

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Nov 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 4,378 Views 30 Comments

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.

# referenda - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 7,768 Views 44 Comments

Abortion, divorce and Europe – just some of the contentious issues that Ireland has voted on over the past 30 years.

# referenda - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety

Jul 8th 2012, 1:00 PM 28 Views 23 Comments

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.

# referenda - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends
# Voting
# Voting

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,646 Views 36 Comments

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.

# referenda - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
# Referendums
# Referendums

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

Oct 29th 2011, 8:17 PM 2,346 Views 74 Comments

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.

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority
# Referendums
# Referendums

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority

Oct 29th 2011, 7:43 PM 2,764 Views 51 Comments

However, nearly 38,000 votes were spoiled in the vote to change the Constitution to allow the cutting of judicial salaries.

Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it
# Referendums
# Referendums

Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it

Oct 29th 2011, 5:56 PM 1,427 Views 57 Comments

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.

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM 7,859 Views 20 Comments

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.

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM 3,678 Views 23 Comments

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

Shatter says 'seed of doubt' was planted in voters' minds over referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Shatter says 'seed of doubt' was planted in voters' minds over referendum

Oct 29th 2011, 12:36 PM 1,355 Views 15 Comments

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’?).

# referenda - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries

Oct 25th 2011, 7:40 AM 37 Views 37 Comments

The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# referenda - Monday 24 October, 2011

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

Oct 24th 2011, 3:34 PM 970 Views 14 Comments

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

# referenda - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:23 PM 1,267 Views 4 Comments

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…

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda
# October 27
# October 27

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda

Oct 23rd 2011, 3:09 PM 954 Views 31 Comments

The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.

# referenda - Monday 10 October, 2011

Registration for election and referendum voting closes today
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Registration for election and referendum voting closes today

Oct 10th 2011, 11:36 AM 506 Views 1 Comment

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 - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Poll shows support for passing two referendums
# Referenda
# Referenda

Poll shows support for passing two referendums

Oct 8th 2011, 2:34 PM 699 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.

# referenda - Friday 7 October, 2011

You've got until Monday to get your voting forms submitted
# October 27
# October 27

You've got until Monday to get your voting forms submitted

Oct 7th 2011, 3:29 PM 659 Views 4 Comments

Monday October 10 is your last day to register for voting in the election (or elections) and referenda. Here’s how to do it.

# referenda - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead

Aug 30th 2011, 8:08 AM 465 Views 12 Comments

There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.

# referenda - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past
# Voting
# Voting

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

Jul 26th 2011, 6:31 PM 669 Views 25 Comments

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.