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# Referendum

Referendum Q&A: What will you be asked to vote on? And what exactly is a durable relationship?
People will next week be asked to vote on amending sections of the Constitution related to the family and the provision of care.
The votes, dubbed the Family Amendment and the Care Amendment, will take place next Friday
The Constitution currently only recognises families based on marriage and refers to a woman's place 'in the home'
Not up to speed on what the referendums are about? We've got you covered
Yesterday
1st March 2024
Carer: 'I'm so desperate for scraps of support, I'm almost hoping for a yes vote next week'
Former president Mary McAleese calls for double Yes vote in referendums
This week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
Debate Room: The Yes and No sides set out their cases for the forthcoming referendums
Last week
18th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
Campaign group Equality not Care says proposed change in care referendum is ‘ageist' and 'ableist'
Last month
February 2024
Here's how to register to vote (or update your information) ahead of next month's referendums
What do you want to know about the 8 March referendums? Send us your questions
Varadkar launches Fine Gael campaign calling for a double Yes vote in family and care referendums
Green Party launches Yes campaign for upcoming referendums in March
Referendum vote: 'I realise now we men were conditioned to think women are more natural carers'
January
January 2024
There's going to be ANOTHER referendum this year and it's on... patents
FactCheck: Could the 'women in the home' referendum erase all references to women in the Constitution?
Sinn Féin says it will support a Yes vote in the upcoming referendums
Man entitled to widower's pension despite not being married to partner, Supreme Court rules
Johnny O’Meara said today’s ruling will help many other families in similar situations.
Supreme Court ruling in widower's pension case could have implications for referendum
TD will 'take her chances' with current 'women in the home' wording rather than 'wishy washy' replacement
Referendums: Flac suggests changing 'durable relationships' wording, warns about misinformation
The Free Legal Advice Centre says the proposed changes, as currently worded, are “symbolic” and “will not deliver meaningful enforceable rights”.
Not our job to win referendums for the government, says chief exec of new electoral authority
Last year
2023
'Doing it on Women's Day like it's a gift to us': Cairns criticises govt on women's referendum
Referendums on 'women in the home' reference and wider definition of family to be held in March
Wording concerns remain as date set for 'women in the home' and definition of family referendums
Opinion: Beware the referendum proposal on the women in the home – all is not as it seems
Australians vote against enshrining Indigenous Voice into constitution in divisive referendum
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
Women in the Home Referendum will likely be held next year, Minister says
FactFind: What are the laws around asylum seekers being able to vote in Irish elections?
Two referendums instead of one may be required on gender equality with 'tight' November timeline
Varadkar says ‘women in the home’ referendum will be held in November, despite rumours of delay
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
Taoiseach criticises SF's Irish unity adverts in the New York Times calling it 'unhelpful'
Referendum on constitutional reference to woman's 'life within the home' to be held in November
New Electoral Commission formally established with Supreme Court judge as chairperson
All time
Gender Equality Committee proposes rewording for ‘women in the home’ reference in Constitution
UK's highest court rules Scottish Parliament cannot hold Indyref2 without Westminster consent
CETA: Supreme Court rules trade deal cannot be ratified by Oireachtas unless law is changed
Oireachtas report recommends referendum on women's place in the home
Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023
Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
Give 16-year-olds the vote? TDs are set to debate a motion calling for a referendum on the move
Swiss voters approve same-sex marriage by clear margin in referendum