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# October 27

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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.
Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda
The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.
Registration for election and referendum voting closes today
If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.
You've got until Monday to get your voting forms submitted
Monday October 10 is your last day to register for voting in the election (or elections) and referenda. Here’s how to do it.
McGuinness blames ‘West Brit’ influence for references to IRA past
Martin McGuinness says there are “West Brit” elements in Dublin, some in the media, who obsess with his past in the IRA.
Norris and Davis to address independent TDs and Senators
The meeting of the technical group is the clearest hint yet that David Norris hasn’t ruled out re-entering the presidential race.
Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support
Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.
Government publishes wording of Abbeylara referendum
The government has only published a draft version today – but the Bill needs passing in ten days if the ballot is to be held in time.
Government confirms October 27 as polling date for by-election
The election to fill Brian Lenihan’s seat in Dublin West will be held alongside the Presidential Election and two referenda.
Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges' pay
Bryan MacMahon, formerly of the High Court, will chair the Referendum Commission overseeing next month’s referendum.