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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Vote

All time
# uk election
Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
Brand said he believed the UK was in a “dangerous position”.
# perfect timing
A photographer captured two girls defiantly kissing in front of a No protester
The photo was snapped just outside Trinity College.
# policing
'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.
Voices
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.
# Cancer
Huge outpouring of support as Irish Times journalist Una Mullally reveals cancer diagnosis
The Irish Times journalist writes passionately about the support from her girlfriend and the upcoming marriage equality referendum.
# bestiality
Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"
But a lot of people were against the law.
# check it
Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you're on the register
The register is updated every year, so you better check you are on it.
# O'Devaney Gardens
Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in 'Love/Hate' flats
Focus Ireland is calling for Dublin councillors to support the renovation of O’Devaney Gardens.
# 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.
# mar ref
A Cork choir has released a wonderful single for marriage equality
And it’s really catchy.
Voices
I regularly vote in US elections from abroad. Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same?
No matter where in the world I am, I will always be an American. As such, I am grateful that my right to vote there is legally enshrined.
# Vote
There's a second referendum happening on 22 May. Did you know?
It could mean Niall Horan could be President of Ireland.
# Strike
'Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff - that will end'
Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.
# Execution
Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads
However, it has yet to be signed into law.
# Red C Poll
Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again)
Labour is down two to 7 per cent, Sinn Féin is up one point to 21 per cent while Fine Gael holds steady on 24.
# Vote
Date for same-sex marriage referendum set for 22 May
He said he hopes support for same sex marriage stands up come polling day.
# yoga pants
US politician tries to ban leggings (and any tight-fitting beige garments)
Basically anything that gives the appearance of a bum, genitals, pelvis or female nipple.
# All over
'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down
The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
# go to the polls
The Government has a LOT of referendums to get through over the next few years
Anyone excited for the Unified Patent Court vote?
# Coalition
Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'
Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.
Voices
Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote
2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.
# mickey money
Now even Disney has had to get a bailout...
Euro Disney’s shareholders have approved a €1 billion recapitalisation.
# Absent
13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.
# Middle East
EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine
The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.
# Vote
The same-sex marriage referendum will take place next May
Cabinet has agreed on a proposal to hold a number of other referenda on the same day.
# Decision time
Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal
The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.
# ballot
'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.
# recognise
Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine
Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.
# symbolic move
Enda Kenny paid a visit to Pantibar
One of the Dublin scene’s best known venues, Pantibar is owned by gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, aka. Panti Bliss.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?
# Privatisation
'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'
The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Irish abroad should have a vote in elections here?
A report on the voting rights of Irish citizens abroad is being published today so we want to know your opinion on the topic.
# Vote
The winner of the Hennessy Portrait Prize is....
You can see them in real life from today.
# No Confidence
Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped
Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Catalonia vote to break away from Spain?
It’s just a symbolic vote but which way should they go?
# Independence
Catalonia will vote today on whether to break away from Spain*
*The vote is purely symbolic but the Spanish government will obviously be watching the results closely.
# black spring
Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power
The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.
# Flag Pole Poll
New Zealand will vote on getting rid of the Union flag
The vote will take place in 2016.
# Marriage equality
Are you registered to vote? Same-sex marriage campaigners want you to check
Whichever way you want to vote, get your name in.