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From TheJournal.ie These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that Referenda
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?

How Ireland carries out a referendum is being discussed by the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day' Cast Your Vote

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'

Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government? Referenda

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015 Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015

Following a Cabinet meeting earlier today, the government has confirmed plans for a referendum in the first half of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated Referendums

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

From TheJournal.ie PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal Exercise The Franchise This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda Let's Vote

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result Get Out The Vote

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone Polling Hours

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone

Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day? Read Me

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?

Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.

From TheJournal.ie Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda Voting Day

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting 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.

From TheJournal.ie Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years In Pictures This post contains images

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years

Abortion, divorce and Europe – just some of the contentious issues that Ireland has voted on over the past 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety Opinion

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety

But this isn’t about Ireland for a change as the Falklands and Scotland look to upcoming referendums on their future, writes David McCann from the University of Ulster.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends Voting This post contains a poll

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated Referendums

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority Referendums

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority

However, nearly 38,000 votes were spoiled in the vote to change the Constitution to allow the cutting of judicial salaries.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it Referendums

Howlin hints that if Committee amendment doesn't pass... it won't be end of it

The Minister over the Oireachtas Committees amendment referendum has said today that even if it is defeated in the polls, he will be pushing on for reform.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened Race For The Áras

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm Race For The Áras

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

From TheJournal.ie Shatter says 'seed of doubt' was planted in voters' minds over referendum Referendum

Shatter says 'seed of doubt' was planted in voters' minds over referendum

The justice minister has said that media attention was totally focused on the presidential election, rather than on the complex Oireachtas inquiries referendum. (Also, does he say ‘referendums’ or ‘referenda’?).

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries Opinion

Column: 5 reasons to vote 'No' on Oireachtas inquiries

The proposed amendment is dangerous and puts all of our rights at risk, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential candidates split on referendums voting Race For The Áras

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

From TheJournal.ie Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda October 27

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda

The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.

From TheJournal.ie Registration for election and referendum voting closes today The Final Countdown

Registration for election and referendum voting closes today

If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows support for passing two referendums Referenda

Poll shows support for passing two referendums

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead Work To Rule

Cabinet resumes after summer break with heavy workload ahead

There’s two referenda to prepare, as well as a hefty backlog of legislative work left over from the first term.

From TheJournal.ie Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past Voting This post contains videos

Presidential election set for a Thursday, despite objections in the past

The presidential election, along with three referenda, will be held on Thursday 27 October. There have been calls for weekend votes in the past, to facilitate voters returning to their constituencies.