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Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?

May 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 26,243 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
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These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,331 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?
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Quiz: How much do you remember about Irish referendums of years gone by?

Oct 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 26,890 Views 14 Comments

The public have decided whether to remove blasphemy from the Constitution – but how much do remember about Ireland’s other referendums?

A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes
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A new Ireland? A look at the numbers behind the marriage equality and abortion votes

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:45 AM 44,061 Views 53 Comments

Just how similar were the two votes?

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
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You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 39,156 Views 148 Comments

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century
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Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,251 Views 22 Comments

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country
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Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country

May 22nd 2015, 11:59 PM 58,126 Views 109 Comments

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?
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How did the polls change in the run up to other recent referendums?

May 16th 2015, 8:30 AM 22,682 Views 94 Comments

History has shown us they’re not exactly a perfect science.

The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you
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The people in charge of the referendum are confident this ballot paper won't confuse you

Apr 13th 2015, 12:27 PM 20,909 Views 335 Comments

That’s despite a very similar ballot paper confusing voters during the Seanad referendum two years ago.

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

Nov 5th 2013, 5:28 PM 15,997 Views 384 Comments

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

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"
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No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

Oct 10th 2013, 2:17 PM 12,247 Views 73 Comments

The government says that a possible referendum on altering the article 41.2 of the constitution is complicated by the desire to acknowledge the work of home carers.

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad
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East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 14,226 Views 88 Comments

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

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

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion
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'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

Oct 5th 2013, 9:49 AM 12,958 Views 85 Comments

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

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

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,060 Views 70 Comments

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

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
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# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 47,693 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result
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Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:27 AM 3,793 Views 80 Comments

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.

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder
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Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:38 AM 4,505 Views 32 Comments

An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake. It’s estimated the error will cost around €20,000 to rectify.

Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote
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Poll indicates Seanad referendum will pass, but a fifth don't know how they'll vote

Sep 30th 2013, 7:39 AM 5,294 Views 136 Comments

Still a large number of undecideds according a poll in the Irish Times this morning.

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?
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Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?

Sep 29th 2013, 9:15 AM 10,971 Views 58 Comments

All the questions you were embarrassed to ask – answered.

Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad
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Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad

Sep 28th 2013, 10:01 AM 56 Views 38 Comments

“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”

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

Sep 27th 2013, 9:35 PM 1,016 Views 62 Comments

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

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term
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They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

Sep 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,927 Views 14 Comments

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 5th 2013, 11:00 PM 5,723 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
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Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda

Jul 24th 2013, 5:45 PM 4,397 Views 30 Comments

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

UCD students vote to leave national students' union
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UCD students vote to leave national students' union

Feb 27th 2013, 1:42 PM 19,054 Views 37 Comments

UCD students vote to disaffiliate from the Union of Students in Ireland, in a major blow to the national umbrella union.

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

Nov 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 4,378 Views 30 Comments

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.

What do the children's referendum posters mean?
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What do the children's referendum posters mean?

Nov 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 9,828 Views 39 Comments

What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety
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Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety

Jul 8th 2012, 1:00 PM 28 Views 23 Comments

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.

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides
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Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:04 PM 2,036 Views 27 Comments

The Referendum Commission had 23 days to write, design and print its guide for the Oireachtas Inquiries referendum – and will only have 27 for the Fiscal Compact…

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day
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43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Apr 23rd 2012, 5:55 PM 1,725 Views 15 Comments

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills
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26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills

Jan 11th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,265 Views 20 Comments

The government’s draft agenda for the Dáil’s spring term includes 26 bills to be published, and another 25 currently in draft.

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated
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Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

Oct 29th 2011, 8:17 PM 2,364 Views 74 Comments

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.

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority
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Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority

Oct 29th 2011, 7:43 PM 2,785 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2011, 5:56 PM 1,429 Views 57 Comments

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.

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Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

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

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
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Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Oct 29th 2011, 8:06 AM 1,583 Views 27 Comments

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

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