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#Referendum

# referendum - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years

That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for TheJournal.ie.

# referendum - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

# referendum - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

# referendum - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

A Referendum Commission was set up this week to examine the issue ahead of a vote.

# referendum - Friday 27 September, 2019

Referendum commission over extending voting rights abroad set up

Tánaiste Simon Coveney announced the measure today.

# referendum - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Campaigners want to 'bust some myths' about presidential voting rights for citizens abroad

We’ve been promised a referendum on the issue later this year.

# referendum - Friday 7 June, 2019

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

# referendum - Sunday 26 May, 2019

It's a Yes: Ireland has voted resoundingly to pass the divorce referendum

An overwhelming 82% of the electorate voted in favour of changing divorce references in the Constitution.

# referendum - Friday 24 May, 2019

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

# referendum - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Divorce in numbers: How do divorce rates in Ireland compare to those in Europe and elsewhere?

Ireland is set to vote this Friday on whether or not the wait period for couples seeking a divorce should be reduced.

# referendum - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

# referendum - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum

Get up to speed.

# referendum - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum

In the op-ed in the Irish Times, they describe Brexit as ” the most serious threat to peace in the North and to the union in our lifetime”.

# referendum - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

# referendum - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced?

Under the current system, married couples need to have lived apart for at least four years during the previous five years.

# referendum - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum

Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.

# referendum - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October

The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.

# referendum - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Opinion: Is it time to fully remove divorce from the Irish constitution?

The government is proposing a referendum to reduce the time period for divorce but other constitutional restrictions will still apply, writes David Kenny.

# referendum - Monday 14 January, 2019

Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics'

The Taoiseach says 24 May will feature a range of different votes.

# referendum - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Changing your course of action based on your circumstances is considered common sense for individuals, companies, and governments, so why should Brexit be any different?

# referendum - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Poll: Would you like to see divorce waiting times lowered or abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see divorce waiting times lowered or abolished?

A referendum on divorce in Ireland is to be held in May.

May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy

The British Prime Minister is resisting calls for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

# referendum - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

# referendum - Monday 17 December, 2018

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?

Theresa May is to warn MPs that a second Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to British politics.

# referendum - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

# referendum - Friday 7 December, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

# referendum - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# referendum - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

# referendum - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# referendum - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

# referendum - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.

# referendum - Saturday 27 October, 2018

The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

'A new, tolerant, liberal Ireland': World media reacts to blasphemy vote

The Irish Times exit poll has it passing by 69% to 31% while the RTÉ exit poll has it passing by 71% to 29%.

# referendum - Friday 26 October, 2018

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.

# referendum - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Undecided on the blasphemy referendum? Campaigners go head-to-head to help you decide

The vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution takes place on Friday.

# referendum - Monday 22 October, 2018

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy.

# referendum - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI

The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.

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