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#Referendum

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.

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

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote Derailed

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote

The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference Referendum Delay

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay Women In The Home

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

From TheJournal.ie Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald Brexit

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal Funding

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Proposed amendment to remove offence of blasphemy from Constitution published Blasphemy Referendum

Proposed amendment to remove offence of blasphemy from Constitution published

A referendum on the issue is due to be held in October.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language' Referendum

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

From TheJournal.ie Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October Referendum

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters Eighth Ref

Here's how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters

Galway City Council got nine, while Dublin City Council got almost 300 over the same time period.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October Green Light

Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October

A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.

From TheJournal.ie A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes Grab Your Anorak
From TheJournal.ie 'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us' Tfmr

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

From TheJournal.ie Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum What They Saw

Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum

They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.

From TheJournal.ie More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council The Eighth

More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.

From TheJournal.ie 'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

From TheJournal.ie Senior garda at centre of two internal investigations over his behaviour during referendum time Disciplinary Proceedings

Senior garda at centre of two internal investigations over his behaviour during referendum time

The officer has previously been accused of improper behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says abortion legislation could pass through Dáíl by September Abortion Law

Simon Harris says abortion legislation could pass through Dáíl by September

Ireland voted 66.4% to 33.6% on Friday to remove the Eighth Amendment

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