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

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

AS WE HEAD into another referendum campaign – this time on Children’s Rights in the Constitution – TheJournal.ie has taken a look back at some of the emotive issues that have divided the country over the years.

From divorce to abortion and citizenship to the Good Friday Agreement, both sides of campaigns have used strong imagery and protests to get their arguments across.

A look back at the posters also shows how campaigns just got more interesting – and provocative – the second time around.

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years
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  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1986

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Divorce 1995

  • Good Friday Agreement 1998

  • Good Friday Agreement 1998

  • Good Friday Agreement 1998

  • Nice II

  • Nice II

  • Nice II

  • Nice II

  • Abortion 2002

  • Abortion 2002

  • Abortion 2002

  • Abortion 2002

  • Abortion 2002

  • Abortion 2002

  • Citizenship 2004

  • Lisbon I

  • Lisbon I

  • Lisbon I

  • Lisbon I

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon II

  • Lisbon

  • Fiscal Stability Treaty 2012

  • Fiscal Stability Treaty 2012

  • Fiscal Stability Treaty 2012

  • Fiscal Stability Treaty 2012

  • Fiscal Stability Treaty 2012

More: Experts weigh in on Children’s Referendum>

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