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#Referendums

# referendums - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

# referendums - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?

The public have decided whether to remove blasphemy from the Constitution – but how much do remember about Ireland’s other referendums?

# referendums - Sunday 3 June, 2018

# referendums - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# referendums - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# referendums - Friday 22 May, 2015

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

# referendums - Saturday 16 May, 2015

How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?

History has shown us they’re not exactly a perfect science.

# referendums - Monday 13 April, 2015

The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you

That’s despite a very similar ballot paper confusing voters during the Seanad referendum two years ago.

# referendums - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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.

# referendums - Thursday 10 October, 2013

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

The government says that a possible referendum on altering the article 41.2 of the constitution is complicated by the desire to acknowledge the work of home carers.

# referendums - Monday 7 October, 2013

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

# referendums - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are the nine things you want to know as you start your weekend…

# referendums - Friday 4 October, 2013

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

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

From The Daily Edge Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

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?

# referendums - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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.

# referendums - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder

An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake. It’s estimated the error will cost around €20,000 to rectify.

# referendums - Monday 30 September, 2013

Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote

Still a large number of undecideds according a poll in the Irish Times this morning.

# referendums - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?

All the questions you were embarrassed to ask – answered.

# referendums - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad

“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”

# referendums - Friday 27 September, 2013

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.

# referendums - Monday 16 September, 2013

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

# referendums - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

# referendums - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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.

# referendums - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

UCD students vote to leave national students' union

UCD students vote to disaffiliate from the Union of Students in Ireland, in a major blow to the national umbrella union.

# referendums - Monday 12 November, 2012

'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.

# referendums - Saturday 3 November, 2012

What do the children's referendum posters mean?

What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…

# referendums - Sunday 8 July, 2012

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.

# referendums - Monday 23 April, 2012

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

The Referendum Commission had 23 days to write, design and print its guide for the Oireachtas Inquiries referendum – and will only have 27 for the Fiscal Compact…

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

# referendums - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills

The government’s draft agenda for the Dáil’s spring term includes 26 bills to be published, and another 25 currently in draft.

# referendums - Sunday 30 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning including… government criticised for handling of referendum, the President-elect prepares to go home and do you know what time it is?

# referendums - Saturday 29 October, 2011

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

# referendums - Friday 28 October, 2011

Liveblog: The 2011 presidential election count, 9am – 6:45pm

Tallies indicate that Michael D Higgins will be elected the ninth president of Ireland – as Seán Gallagher concedes defeat. Catch up with all the latest results and analysis

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