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#Voting Age

# voting-age - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Oct 12th 2019, 9:55 AM 45,352 Views 198 Comments

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

# voting-age - 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 47,298 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# voting-age - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Only small minority would support lowering voting age to 16
# Referendum
# Referendum

Only small minority would support lowering voting age to 16

Dec 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 16,026 Views 80 Comments

The voting age referendum is one of a raft that will be put to the public in the coming years.

# voting-age - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Fianna Fáil accused of u-turn ahead of debate on lowering voting age to 16
# Talkin' 'bout My Generation
# Talkin' 'bout My Generation

Fianna Fáil accused of u-turn ahead of debate on lowering voting age to 16

Mar 29th 2017, 12:35 PM 11,342 Views 49 Comments

Proposed legislation would reduce the voting age for local and European Parliament elections.

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Mar 29th 2017, 9:13 AM 23,253 Views 91 Comments

The proposal will be debated in the Seanad today.

# voting-age - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
# U-turn
# U-turn

Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum

Jan 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 16,579 Views 95 Comments

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

# voting-age - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16
# Politics
# Politics

Opinion: Let's grow our democracy – let's lower the voting age to 16

Jan 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,223 Views 302 Comments

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

# voting-age - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:50 AM 11,779 Views 115 Comments

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?
# Voting Age
# Voting Age

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 89 Views 44 Comments

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

# voting-age - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers

Jul 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 10,420 Views 0 Comments

Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?

# voting-age - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16

Jul 10th 2013, 12:01 PM 5,739 Views 71 Comments

The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Jul 10th 2013, 9:31 AM 13,434 Views 162 Comments

The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?

# voting-age - Monday 13 May, 2013

Column: Insinuating that young people ‘aren’t bothered’ with politics is insulting and false
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Insinuating that young people ‘aren’t bothered’ with politics is insulting and false

May 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 215 Views 36 Comments

Various political scandals and our current economic woes have increased levels of mistrust in politicians among young people. This does not mean we are apathetic, we just need to be engaged, writes Órla Ryan.

# voting-age - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Govt receives formal recommendation to lower voting age to 16
# Voting Age
# Voting Age

Govt receives formal recommendation to lower voting age to 16

Mar 26th 2013, 2:16 PM 4,503 Views 67 Comments

The Constitutional Convention has officially submitted its recommendation that a referendum be held on lowering the voting age.

# voting-age - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17

Feb 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 263 Views 95 Comments

I will inherit the actions of the electorate’s decisions for decades to come, so why shouldn’t I be able to influence government policy too, asks Adam Houlihan.

# voting-age - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term
# Constitution
# Constitution

Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term

Jan 27th 2013, 3:14 PM 6,422 Views 38 Comments

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention’s first full meeting this weekend also backed a proposal for ordinary citizens to be able to nominate a candidate for the president.

Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term

Jan 27th 2013, 9:57 AM 3,032 Views 20 Comments

The gathering of 100 delegates has been considering whether to lower the voting age to 17 and reduce the presidential term of office to five years.

# voting-age - Saturday 26 January, 2013

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term
# Ccven
# Ccven

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term

Jan 26th 2013, 10:35 AM 3,426 Views 14 Comments

Watch today’s livesteam of events as delegates discuss lowering the voting age and shortening the presidential term.

Convention to discuss lowering vote age and Presidential term
# Constitution
# Constitution

Convention to discuss lowering vote age and Presidential term

Jan 26th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,336 Views 26 Comments

The 100-member Constitutional Convention holds its first full weekend of deliberations in Malahide this weekend.

# voting-age - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention
# Constitution
# Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Dec 2nd 2012, 2:25 PM 4,537 Views 23 Comments

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.

# voting-age - Saturday 1 December, 2012

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting
# Convention
# Convention

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting

Dec 1st 2012, 1:58 PM 3,557 Views 13 Comments

The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?

Dec 1st 2012, 10:00 AM 5,526 Views 113 Comments

The Constitutional Convention, kicking off today, is to consider lowering the minimum voting age. What would you do?

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon
# Changes
# Changes

Constitutional Convention meets for first time this afternoon

Dec 1st 2012, 8:10 AM 2,254 Views 9 Comments

The group consists of 66 ordinary citizens, 29 members of the Oireachtas and four members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

# voting-age - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Sinn Féin and Greens call for lowering of voting age
# Constitution
# Constitution

Sinn Féin and Greens call for lowering of voting age

Nov 7th 2012, 2:16 PM 5,261 Views 85 Comments

The issue of the current voting age is set to be discussed at the first meeting of the Constitutional Convention in early December.

# voting-age - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Argentina lowers its voting age to 16
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentina lowers its voting age to 16

Nov 1st 2012, 11:08 AM 3,657 Views 17 Comments

The move will likely strengthen President Cristina Kirchner’s hopes of retaining control of the legislature and potentially change the constitution to allow her to run for a third term.

# voting-age - Friday 21 September, 2012

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month
# Democracy
# Democracy

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month

Sep 21st 2012, 4:08 PM 2,923 Views 17 Comments

132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.

# voting-age - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?

Feb 11th 2012, 1:16 PM 6,084 Views 75 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland wants the voting age lowered. Do you think 16-year-olds should be franchised?

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds
# Suffrage
# Suffrage

Youth lobby launches campaign seeking votes for 16-year-olds

Feb 11th 2012, 12:59 PM 1,738 Views 40 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland says people who can work, pay taxes and join the army should be given a vote.