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#Referendum

# referendum - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Scottish minister says vote for independence will take place at the end of Covid pandemic
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scottish minister says vote for independence will take place at the end of Covid pandemic

Mar 21st 2021, 4:11 PM 18,170 Views 64 Comments

Scotland’s constitution secretary said such a vote will be held ‘when the time is right’.

# referendum - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Scottish independence would be like Brexit on a rocket to Mars, Lib Dem leader warns
# Vote
# Vote

Scottish independence would be like Brexit on a rocket to Mars, Lib Dem leader warns

Mar 20th 2021, 6:52 PM 26,518 Views 38 Comments

Scottish party leader Willie Rennie said now is not the time for another referendum on the issue.

# referendum - Friday 30 October, 2020

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums

Oct 30th 2020, 6:43 AM 24,510 Views 24 Comments

The two referendums represented significant potential changes to New Zealand’s social fabric.

# referendum - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law

Oct 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 28,790 Views 55 Comments

TDs are set to debate the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 in the Dáil today.

# referendum - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021
# Indyref2
# Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021

Sep 1st 2020, 5:58 PM 36,075 Views 37 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

# referendum - Friday 22 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the marriage equality referendum count day?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember the marriage equality referendum count day?

May 22nd 2020, 9:30 PM 20,599 Views 76 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# referendum - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

Dec 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,555 Views 80 Comments

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for TheJournal.ie.

# referendum - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 56,254 Views 133 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:27 AM 35,177 Views 109 Comments

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
# Separation Period
# Separation Period

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

Oct 8th 2019, 9:18 AM 8,214 Views 11 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 44,534 Views 185 Comments

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
# Presidential Elections
# Presidential Elections

Referendum commission over extending voting rights abroad set up

Sep 27th 2019, 10:22 AM 7,954 Views 59 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Jul 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,473 Views 74 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jun 7th 2019, 1:40 PM 12,985 Views 36 Comments

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
# Official Result
# Official Result

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

Updated May 26th 2019, 9:40 AM 49,279 Views 67 Comments

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
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

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

May 24th 2019, 10:08 PM 117,611 Views 225 Comments

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
# Count On Us
# Count On Us

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

May 24th 2019, 7:02 PM 13,074 Views 31 Comments

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?
# Uncoupling
# Uncoupling

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

May 22nd 2019, 6:15 AM 34,413 Views 17 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

May 19th 2019, 4:25 PM 12,322 Views 22 Comments

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
# Big Day Of Voting
# Big Day Of Voting

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum

May 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,026 Views 13 Comments

Get up to speed.

# referendum - Sunday 14 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 48,704 Views 77 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,805 Views 62 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 26th 2019, 9:29 AM 46,340 Views 32 Comments

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
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

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

Feb 27th 2019, 9:24 PM 30,740 Views 27 Comments

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
# Polling Day
# Polling Day

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

Feb 5th 2019, 3:55 PM 9,553 Views 76 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:45 AM 18,904 Views 44 Comments

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'
# One For The Diary
# One For The Diary

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

Jan 14th 2019, 4:16 PM 33,010 Views 84 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Jan 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,016 Views 86 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 6th 2019, 8:30 PM 50,511 Views 120 Comments

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
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

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

Jan 6th 2019, 12:29 PM 13,175 Views 80 Comments

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
# Substituted
# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,641 Views 18 Comments

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

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 47,220 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# referendum - Monday 17 December, 2018

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?

Dec 17th 2018, 8:44 AM 49,076 Views 145 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Dec 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,145 Views 26 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 7th 2018, 8:52 AM 20,082 Views 55 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 6th 2018, 8:14 AM 26,883 Views 154 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Dec 5th 2018, 11:56 PM 46,514 Views 148 Comments

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
# England
# England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

Nov 20th 2018, 11:35 PM 9,254 Views 20 Comments

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
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

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

Nov 14th 2018, 8:22 AM 5,431 Views 11 Comments

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
# Insurance Payout
# Insurance Payout

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

Nov 10th 2018, 7:31 PM 26,788 Views 71 Comments

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

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