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# voting - Friday 4 October, 2013

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?

# voting - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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

Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?

Do you want the new court to be established or for our courts system to remain the same?

# voting - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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

Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum?

Do you want the Seanad saved or abolished?

# voting - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard

The implications of the Court of Appeal referendum are going over people’s heads because most citizens have never had any direct or personal engagement with the Supreme Court, writes Myles Duffy.

# voting - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

# voting - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Australia to go to polls on 7 September

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hopes to complete a political comeback with victory for his Labor Party.

# voting - Monday 29 July, 2013

Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer

The Dáil and Seanad may not be voting but that doesn’t mean TDs and Senators are on holidays. In fact, the summer months are when a lot of important work gets done, writes Anne Ferris TD.

# voting - Sunday 28 July, 2013

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

# voting - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition

Fine Gael has confirmed in a tweet this evening that the referendum will take place on Friday, 4 October.

# voting - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16

The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?

# voting - Thursday 16 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Good news! You can now change your mind about TheJournal.ie comments Fingers And Thumbs

Good news! You can now change your mind about TheJournal.ie comments

You can change the way you “thumb” in the apps.

# voting - Monday 13 May, 2013

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

# voting - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.

# voting - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

# voting - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.

# voting - Thursday 28 March, 2013

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

# voting - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election Meath East This post contains images

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.

Polling begins in the Meath East by-election

There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.

# voting - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend Nun Too Pleased

Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend

The nun said she was trying to fulfil her late friend’s wishes in the US election.

# voting - Monday 18 February, 2013

75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage Doodle 4 Google This post contains images

75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage

The public vote is now open to choose a winner from doodles by school students around the country.

# voting - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

# voting - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?

A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?

# voting - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement

The Labor party leader said the move would give “shape and order” to the year.

# voting - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

# voting - Monday 24 December, 2012

Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud

Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.

# voting - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.

# voting - 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.

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

# voting - Sunday 11 November, 2012

So who did turn out to vote?

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?

The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.

Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"

Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.

# voting - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens

CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist

Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.

# voting - Friday 9 November, 2012

Children's Referendum website now completely offline

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.

# voting - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

Column: ‘Politics across the Atlantic should make us consider our own system’

The Irish and US political systems are different – but both have their good points, writes Professor Maura Adshead.

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'

The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.