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Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support
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Post-Budget poll sees Labour slip to single-figure support

Oct 26th 2013, 6:26 PM 9,834 Views 85 Comments

Fine Gael, on the other hand, have seen support climb by two points.

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
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Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

Oct 7th 2013, 10:41 AM 5,926 Views 85 Comments

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

'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 12,959 Views 85 Comments

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

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal
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PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal

Oct 4th 2013, 3:15 PM 13,699 Views 117 Comments

Have you voted yet?

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

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 48,005 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?

Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?
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Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:47 AM 12,103 Views 132 Comments

Do you want the new court to be established or for our courts system to remain the same?

Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum?
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Poll: How will you vote in the Seanad referendum?

Oct 1st 2013, 9:20 AM 20,175 Views 255 Comments

Do you want the Seanad saved or abolished?

Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard
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Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard

Sep 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 53 Views 21 Comments

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.

Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies
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Convention report recommends longer polling hours and larger constituencies

Aug 27th 2013, 2:25 PM 3,024 Views 27 Comments

More than half of delegates at the constitutional convention think the number of members in the Dáil should be left unchanged.

Australia to go to polls on 7 September
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Australia to go to polls on 7 September

Aug 4th 2013, 10:33 AM 3,686 Views 12 Comments

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
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Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer

Jul 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 73 Views 39 Comments

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.

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
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'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

Jul 28th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,131 Views 2 Comments

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition
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Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:05 PM 7,190 Views 69 Comments

Fine Gael has confirmed in a tweet this evening that the referendum will take place on Friday, 4 October.

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
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Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16

Jul 10th 2013, 12:01 PM 5,741 Views 71 Comments

The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Jul 10th 2013, 9:31 AM 13,447 Views 162 Comments

The Government is going to hold a referendum to lower the voting age. Good idea?

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Good news! You can now change your mind about TheJournal.ie comments

May 16th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,442 Views 81 Comments

You can change the way you “thumb” in the apps.

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
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Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

May 13th 2013, 1:05 PM 4,019 Views 0 Comments

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?
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Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

May 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 79 Views 35 Comments

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?
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Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Apr 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 47 Views 26 Comments

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
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Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

Apr 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 19 Views 52 Comments

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.

FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election
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FG’s Helen McEntee retains father’s seat in Meath East by-election

Mar 28th 2013, 6:26 PM 39,124 Views 436 Comments

McEntee, 26, sees off the challenge of FF’s Thomas Byrne – while Labour licks its wounds after dropping down to fifth place.

Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election
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Turnout of just over 30 per cent as polls close in Meath East by-election

Mar 27th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,307 Views 185 Comments

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.

Polling begins in the Meath East by-election
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Polling begins in the Meath East by-election

Mar 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,155 Views 126 Comments

There are 11 candidates in the running for the Meath East seat following the death of Shane McEntee TD.

Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend
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Nun charged after voting for her deceased friend

Mar 12th 2013, 10:40 AM 11,382 Views 32 Comments

The nun said she was trying to fulfil her late friend’s wishes in the US election.

75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage
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75 finalists compete to have drawing displayed on Google homepage

Feb 18th 2013, 2:15 PM 27,315 Views 21 Comments

The public vote is now open to choose a winner from doodles by school students around the country.

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign
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Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

Feb 17th 2013, 2:12 PM 4,068 Views 0 Comments

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?
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Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?

Feb 9th 2013, 10:10 AM 19,354 Views 244 Comments

A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement
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Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement

Jan 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,536 Views 9 Comments

The Labor party leader said the move would give “shape and order” to the year.

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
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Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

Dec 30th 2012, 9:25 AM 7,426 Views 13 Comments

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 awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud
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Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud

Dec 24th 2012, 9:18 AM 1,649 Views 2 Comments

Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote
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Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

Dec 11th 2012, 3:35 PM 8,285 Views 51 Comments

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.

'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 4,379 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.

Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?
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Poll: Do you think Saturday voting is a good idea?

Nov 12th 2012, 9:32 AM 7,119 Views 53 Comments

Which do you think is better…midweek or weekend?

So who did turn out to vote?
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So who did turn out to vote?

Nov 11th 2012, 5:46 PM 13,926 Views 60 Comments

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted
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Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Nov 11th 2012, 4:30 PM 17,653 Views 113 Comments

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?
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So the Children's Referendum has passed - what happens next?

Nov 11th 2012, 4:13 PM 11,235 Views 82 Comments

The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.

Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"
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Gilmore: Children's Referendum "never really took fire"

Nov 11th 2012, 2:13 PM 5,009 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.

Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens
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Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens

Nov 10th 2012, 8:15 AM 102 Views 43 Comments

CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.

Your Children's Referendum voting checklist
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Your Children's Referendum voting checklist

Nov 10th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,641 Views 69 Comments

Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.

Children's Referendum website now completely offline
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Children's Referendum website now completely offline

Nov 9th 2012, 12:48 PM 7,582 Views 83 Comments

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.