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# Vote

Last year
2022
# indyref 2
Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is ‘ready and willing’ to negotiate with Boris Johnson to hold a legal vote.
# Vote
Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.
# Switzerland
Switzerland set to vote on ban of animal and human pharma testing
Opinions suggest that the proposal by animal rights defenders is highly unlikely to pass at the poll on Sunday.
All time
# Vote
Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.
# Vote
Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.
# Vote
Scottish independence would be like Brexit on a rocket to Mars, Lib Dem leader warns
Scottish party leader Willie Rennie said now is not the time for another referendum on the issue.
# Switzerland
Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full facial coverings in public places
Polls had indicated a slim majority supported the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.
# Switzerland
Switzerland to vote tomorrow on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places
Polls indicate a slim majority support the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.
# no change
Premier League to stay with three substitutions as 10 clubs oppose increase
Advocates of allowing five substitutes believe it is vital for player welfare.
# Weed
US state of New Jersey votes to legalise recreational marijuana
It is the 12th state in the US to do so.
# stand-out
Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship
Three Frenchman are nominated and will hope to be their country’s first recipient.
# Assisted Dying
The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?
Gino Kenny’s Dying With Dignity Bill passed through the Dáil recently – we look at the journey to get there, and what happens next.
# Switzerland
Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.
# Leinster House
Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.
# European Parliament
MEP Maria Walsh defies FG and supports motion to block controversial Shannon LNG terminal
A motion to veto the ‘Projects of Common Interest’ list because is contains 55 fossil fuel projects was rejected by MEPs.
# ge2020
It’s a tie: Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil all at 22% in exit poll
The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD and carried out by Ipsos MRBI.
# Staying Put
Kerry to keep status quo as motion to change captaincy rule defeated
Delegates voted on the issue at a county board meeting this evening.
# Friday Night Lights
Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
Will Leo cut and run?
# Have your say
Poll: Who’ll win the 2020 All-Ireland senior football championship?
Will Dublin be dethroned?
# Housing Crisis
Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.
# Northern Ireland
US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today
The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.
# Papua New Guinea
Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved
The former Taoiseach is the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.
# Underappreciated
African players 'not respected' in Ballon d'Or vote
‘Western media dominate our media,’ says Samuel Eto’o.
# maria walsh
MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
The European Parliament rejected the vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers making the crossing.
# Divorce referendum
Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party
The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be voting today?
Polls close at 10pm.
# big day of voting
Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum
Get up to speed.
# Bunreacht na hÉireann
Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
Test your knowledge here.
# Third Time Lucky
'Come on Arlene!': How the British papers are covering the latest Brexit twist
MPs will vote on Theresa May’s deal for a third time today.
# Brexit
Taoiseach: 'It is not going to be a case of everything being alright. Brexit is bad news'
The DUP is set to resume discussions with the British government on Monday ahead of an expected third Westminster vote.
# Bipartisan
Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency
Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.
# 16 days to go
'Croaky Horror Show': How Britain's newspapers are covering the latest Brexit defeat
A glum Theresa May features on many front pages this morning.
# Vote
Congress rules on Donegal Super 8s motion and use of county grounds for other sports
The motion to stop Dublin using Croke Park as a home venue was defeated in Wexford today.
# Scott Morrison
Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill
Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.
# Theresa May
Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?
The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.
# Deal or no deal
'It's time to take stock': Former Brexit secretary urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote again
David Davis said that it was time for the UK “to take stock” ahead of the planned crucial vote.
# referenda
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Which way will you vote?
# Landslide
Bangladesh prime minister re-elected amid violent clashes in which at least 17 people were killed
Opposition politicians have condemned the election as “farcical”, claiming vote-rigging took place.
Voices
What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?
Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.
# Yes or No
Undecided on the blasphemy referendum? Campaigners go head-to-head to help you decide
The vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution takes place on Friday.