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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Voting

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# Popular
Fine Gael tops latest poll as Taoiseach sees jump in satisfaction levels
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also saw an increase in satisfaction levels though his party received just ten per cent of the first preference vote.
# Popular
Joan Burton and Michael Noonan are the most popular ministers
Fine Gael jumped four points in the poll with 30 per cent of people saying the would vote for the party if there was an election tomorrow.
# Vote
Do you plan on voting next year? It’s time to check you’re on the register
The deadline for inspection of the Draft Register of Electors is the 25 November. Are you on it?
# teen talk
Teens to talk mental health recommendations at Dáil na nÓg
The teens will be addressed by the Minister for Children during the event.
# US Elections
Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston
Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.
Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty
Structures need to be put in place to get the most amount of people to vote, to ensure the structures of the country have the greatest legitimacy along with those who govern them.
Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?
Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.
# popularity
Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support
Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.
# Quinn-Zappone Bill
Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…
# Referendums
'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion
The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.
# Exercise the franchise
PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal
Have you voted yet?
# A House Divided
Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?
Do you want the new court to be established or for our courts system to remain the same?
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum?
Do you want the Seanad saved or abolished?
Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard
The implications of the Court of Appeal referendum are going over people’s heads because most citizens have never had any direct or personal engagement with the Supreme Court, writes Myles Duffy.
# constitutional convention
Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.
# Vote
Australia to go to polls on 7 September
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hopes to complete a political comeback with victory for his Labor Party.
Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer
The Dáil and Seanad may not be voting but that doesn’t mean TDs and Senators are on holidays. In fact, the summer months are when a lot of important work gets done, writes Anne Ferris TD.
# Mali
'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.
# Vote
Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition
Fine Gael has confirmed in a tweet this evening that the referendum will take place on Friday, 4 October.
# Voting Rights
Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?
# fingers and thumbs
Good news! You can now change your mind about comments
You can change the way you “thumb” in the apps.
# Philippines
Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.
Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?
Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.
Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.
Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians
If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.
# Meath East
FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election
McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.
# Meath East
Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election
Overall turnout in the by-election is expected to be in the low 30s as voters decided who they wanted to replace the late Shane McEntee in the Dáil.
# Meath East
Polling begins in the Meath East by-election
There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.
# nun too pleased
Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend
The nun said she was trying to fulfil her late friend’s wishes in the US election.
# doodle 4 google
75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage
The public vote is now open to choose a winner from doodles by school students around the country.
# Cyprus
Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign
The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?
A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?
# Australia
Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement
The Labor party leader said the move would give “shape and order” to the year.
# Suffragettes
Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.
# Egypt
Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud
Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.
# Referendum
Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote
The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.
# Voting
'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?
Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?