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#Referendum

From TheJournal.ie Divorce in numbers: How do divorce rates in Ireland compare to those in Europe and elsewhere? Uncoupling

Divorce in numbers: How do divorce rates in Ireland compare to those in Europe and elsewhere?

Ireland is set to vote this Friday on whether or not the wait period for couples seeking a divorce should be reduced.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations Referendum

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum Big Day Of Voting
From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum Brexit

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum

In the op-ed in the Irish Times, they describe Brexit as ” the most serious threat to peace in the North and to the union in our lifetime”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word' Opinion

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced?

Under the current system, married couples need to have lived apart for at least four years during the previous five years.

From TheJournal.ie MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum COME WHAT MAY

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum

Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October Polling Day

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October

The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it time to fully remove divorce from the Irish constitution? Opinion

Opinion: Is it time to fully remove divorce from the Irish constitution?

The government is proposing a referendum to reduce the time period for divorce but other constitutional restrictions will still apply, writes David Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics' One For The Diary

Varadkar says bumper day of elections and referendums will be among 'busiest days in Irish politics'

The Taoiseach says 24 May will feature a range of different votes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic? Opinion

Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Changing your course of action based on your circumstances is considered common sense for individuals, companies, and governments, so why should Brexit be any different?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like to see divorce waiting times lowered or abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see divorce waiting times lowered or abolished?

A referendum on divorce in Ireland is to be held in May.

From TheJournal.ie May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy House Of Commons

May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy

The British Prime Minister is resisting calls for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

From TheJournal.ie These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that Referenda
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?

Theresa May is to warn MPs that a second Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to British politics.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

From TheJournal.ie The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil Eighth Amendment

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says Abortion Vote

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts Insurance Payout

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution Blasphemy Ref

The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

From TheJournal.ie This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history Aras 18

This has been the lowest turnout in Irish presidential election history

Just 43.87% of the electorate voted in the presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new, tolerant, liberal Ireland': World media reacts to blasphemy vote World Media

'A new, tolerant, liberal Ireland': World media reacts to blasphemy vote

The Irish Times exit poll has it passing by 69% to 31% while the RTÉ exit poll has it passing by 71% to 29%.

From TheJournal.ie Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Vote Vote Vote

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.

From TheJournal.ie Undecided on the blasphemy referendum? Campaigners go head-to-head to help you decide 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI Head To Head

Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI

The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Why I travelled home to vote in favour of adding 'North' to Macedonia's name Referendum

Why I travelled home to vote in favour of adding 'North' to Macedonia's name

Macedonia and Greece have been involved in a decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia and Alexander the Great.

From TheJournal.ie Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum Quick Quick Quick
From TheJournal.ie Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president Citizenship

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president

A poll has found support for extending voting rights at 27%.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin backs second referendum, says there's 'no such thing as a good Brexit for Ireland' Labour Pains

Howlin backs second referendum, says there's 'no such thing as a good Brexit for Ireland'

Jeremy Corbyn has said he’s open to the idea of a second vote.

From TheJournal.ie A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum Opinion Poll

A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum

54% said they will vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about? 37th Amendment

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

From TheJournal.ie Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day Aras 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage Tweetgate

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution Article 41.2

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

From TheJournal.ie One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it? Fianna Fail Think-in

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

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