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# Referendums

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Sinn Fein 'lost the trust' of its supporters in referendums and elections, McDonald believes
March
March 2024
Tánaiste says Government may have 'overestimated' public support for Constitutional changes
Senior Sinn Féin TD says party won't be rerunning family and care referendums if in power
'This is not a victory for anyone': A carer reacts to landslide No vote in referendum
Ann Brehony
International coverage of referendums focuses on 'shambolic' campaign and 'women in the home'
'Disabled people are not a burden': Campaigner thanks public for resounding No vote
Family and Care referendums defeated by huge margins
Varadkar says O'Gorman doesn't need to resign over referendum result
It's official: The Family referendum has been defeated
O'Gorman says he is 'extremely disappointed' by anticipated No/No referendums outcome
Here's what you need to know about referendum count day
Voting to get under way as polling stations for Family and Care referendums open at 7am
Christmas cards and a Supreme Court case: The latest claims about the Family and Care referendums
Voters will go to the polls tomorrow.
Campaigners blast 'outdated' law allowing polling staff to 'refuse' help to disabled voters
Electoral Commission: Referendum poster by Senator Sharon Keogan 'an incorrect representation'
The poster is one of a number printed by the senator in the lead up to the referendum votes on Friday.
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
Former president Mary McAleese calls for double Yes vote in referendums
February
February 2024
'Serious damage can be done to democracy' — Electoral Commission warns about disinformation
Sinn Féin pledges to re-run referendums if they fall and the party gets into government
Here's how to register to vote (or update your information) ahead of next month's referendums
'The wording doesn't go far enough': We asked carers how they'll vote in the care referendum
Some carers told us that they think the wording of Article 42B is insulting, while others are still unsure as to how they will vote on 8 March.
What do you want to know about the 8 March referendums? Send us your questions
Green Party launches Yes campaign for upcoming referendums in March
Welfare payments, immigration and throuples: The false claims being made about the March referendums
Voters will go to the polls in the two referendums a month from today.
False claims circulating include that a Yes vote will negatively affect mothers.
Misinformation has also been spread about polygamy, and about changes to child benefit.
Independent legal experts say the proposed changes are symbolic and will have little impact in law.
January
January 2024
Labour to support a Yes vote in upcoming referendums after party's rewording not accepted
There's going to be ANOTHER referendum this year and it's on... patents
Man entitled to widower's pension despite not being married to partner, Supreme Court rules
John O’Meara said today’s ruling will help many other families in similar situations.
Energy sucked out of referendum campaign before it starts with parties 'begrudging' Yes votes
TD will 'take her chances' with current 'women in the home' wording rather than 'wishy washy' replacement
'Durable' relationships, 'throuples' and care in the home discussed in referendums Dáil debate
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”.
Political parties to table amendments to referendum wording as Sinn Féin seeks 'clarifications'
Simon Harris claims single-parent families are not adequately recognised in Irish constitution
Last year
2023
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?
A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes
You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century