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# presidential age

All time
# no country for young men
Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
Spare a thought for Niall Horan.
# presidential age
Ireland says NO in presidential age referendum
There were 1,412,602 votes against.
Early tallies point to a YES and No campaigners concede
The nation holds its breath.
Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage
We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.
# Reeling In The Years
Could the same-sex marriage vote be the highest turnout ever?
There are reports from polling stations around the country that there is a steady flow of voters today.
# Explainer
Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why
Not everyone is happy about the situation.
We're being short-changed by the 'other referendum'
The presidential age referendum is a watered-down version of attempts at real political reform.
# presidential age
Lots of TDs and Senators are voting No in that 'other' referendum next week has surveyed all Oireachtas members on how they’re voting in both referendums next Friday.
'The presidency should be about vision and energy – not stepping towards retirement'
The opportunity to lower the age of eligibility for the president is about giving Irish people more choice, not forcing their hand.
# D-Day
Did you make the voter registration deadline? A lot of people tried
Queues were spotted at local council offices.
Why shouldn't a young person be able to run for president?
Democracy is the vehicle with which we facilitate different perspectives; the youth of Ireland have a right to representation.
# ssmref
No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality
Gardaí say their presence at the photocall ‘wasn’t appropriate’.
# there's another one?
WATCH: Does anyone know what that 'other' referendum is about? We asked...
We took to the streets of the capital to see if anyone knows about that other vote happening on 22 May.
# the other referendum
Fine Gael: 'Yes' ... Labour: 'We're not taking a position'
A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.
What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you're thinking of)
On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?
# Same-Sex Marriage
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.