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#Referendums

# referendums - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?

May 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 26,243 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

# referendums - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,364 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# referendums - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?

Oct 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 26,891 Views 14 Comments

The public have decided whether to remove blasphemy from the Constitution – but how much do remember about Ireland’s other referendums?

# referendums - Sunday 3 June, 2018

A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes
# Grab Your Anorak
# Grab Your Anorak

A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:45 AM 44,109 Views 53 Comments

Just how similar were the two votes?

# referendums - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
# Save The Dates
# Save The Dates

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 39,165 Views 148 Comments

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# referendums - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century
# Voting Costs
# Voting Costs

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,262 Views 22 Comments

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# referendums - Friday 22 May, 2015

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country
# Referendums
# Referendums

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country

May 22nd 2015, 11:59 PM 58,127 Views 109 Comments

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

# referendums - Saturday 16 May, 2015

How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?
# It Could Be Close
# It Could Be Close

How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?

May 16th 2015, 8:30 AM 22,690 Views 96 Comments

History has shown us they’re not exactly a perfect science.

# referendums - Monday 13 April, 2015

The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you

Apr 13th 2015, 12:27 PM 20,915 Views 335 Comments

That’s despite a very similar ballot paper confusing voters during the Seanad referendum two years ago.

# referendums - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015

Nov 5th 2013, 5:28 PM 16,003 Views 384 Comments

Following a Cabinet meeting earlier today, the government has confirmed plans for a referendum in the first half of 2014.

# referendums - Thursday 10 October, 2013

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"
# Women In The Home
# Women In The Home

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

Oct 10th 2013, 2:17 PM 12,248 Views 73 Comments

The government says that a possible referendum on altering the article 41.2 of the constitution is complicated by the desire to acknowledge the work of home carers.

# referendums - Monday 7 October, 2013

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 14,232 Views 88 Comments

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

# referendums - Saturday 5 October, 2013

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated
Live Oct 5th 2013, 9:56 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion
# Referendums
# Referendums

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

Oct 5th 2013, 9:49 AM 12,960 Views 85 Comments

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# referendums - Friday 4 October, 2013

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda
# Let's Vote
# Let's Vote

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,062 Views 70 Comments

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
# A House Divided
From The Daily Edge
# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 48,167 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

# referendums - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result
# Get Out The Vote
# Get Out The Vote

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:27 AM 3,794 Views 80 Comments

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

# referendums - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder
# Dublin
# Dublin

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:38 AM 4,506 Views 32 Comments

An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake. It’s estimated the error will cost around €20,000 to rectify.

# referendums - Monday 30 September, 2013

Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote

Sep 30th 2013, 7:39 AM 5,295 Views 136 Comments

Still a large number of undecideds according a poll in the Irish Times this morning.

# referendums - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?
# Court Of Appeal Referendum
# Court Of Appeal Referendum

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?

Sep 29th 2013, 9:15 AM 10,979 Views 58 Comments

All the questions you were embarrassed to ask – answered.

# referendums - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad
# Opinion
# Opinion

Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad

Sep 28th 2013, 10:01 AM 57 Views 38 Comments

“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”

# referendums - Friday 27 September, 2013

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?

Sep 27th 2013, 9:35 PM 1,034 Views 62 Comments

Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.

# referendums - Monday 16 September, 2013

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term
# Dáil
# Dáil

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

Sep 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,928 Views 14 Comments

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

# referendums - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 5th 2013, 11:00 PM 5,725 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

# referendums - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
# Voting Day
# Voting Day

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Jul 24th 2013, 5:45 PM 4,399 Views 30 Comments

Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.

# referendums - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

UCD students vote to leave national students' union
# Students' Unions
# Students' Unions

UCD students vote to leave national students' union

Feb 27th 2013, 1:42 PM 19,064 Views 37 Comments

UCD students vote to disaffiliate from the Union of Students in Ireland, in a major blow to the national umbrella union.

# referendums - Monday 12 November, 2012

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting
# Voting
# Voting

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Nov 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 4,379 Views 30 Comments

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.

# referendums - Saturday 3 November, 2012

What do the children's referendum posters mean?
# Referendum
# Referendum

What do the children's referendum posters mean?

Nov 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 9,836 Views 39 Comments

What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…

# referendums - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety

Jul 8th 2012, 1:00 PM 30 Views 23 Comments

But this isn’t about Ireland for a change as the Falklands and Scotland look to upcoming referendums on their future, writes David McCann from the University of Ulster.

# referendums - Monday 23 April, 2012

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides
# October 27
# October 27

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:04 PM 2,037 Views 27 Comments

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
# Referendums
# Referendums

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Apr 23rd 2012, 5:55 PM 1,725 Views 15 Comments

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

# referendums - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills
# The Law
# The Law

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills

Jan 11th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,268 Views 20 Comments

The government’s draft agenda for the Dáil’s spring term includes 26 bills to be published, and another 25 currently in draft.

# referendums - Sunday 30 October, 2011

# referendums - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
# Referendums
# Referendums

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

Oct 29th 2011, 8:17 PM 2,369 Views 74 Comments

However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority
# Referendums
# Referendums

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority

Oct 29th 2011, 7:43 PM 2,796 Views 51 Comments

However, nearly 38,000 votes were spoiled in the vote to change the Constitution to allow the cutting of judicial salaries.

Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it
# Referendums
# Referendums

Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it

Oct 29th 2011, 5:56 PM 1,433 Views 57 Comments

The Minister over the Oireachtas Committees amendment referendum has said today that even if it is defeated in the polls, he will be pushing on for reform.

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened
Live Oct 29th 2011, 3:16 PM

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm
Live Oct 29th 2011, 2:15 PM

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Oct 29th 2011, 8:06 AM 1,585 Views 27 Comments

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

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