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#Referendum

# referendum - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Still haven’t registered to vote? Here’s how D-Day

# referendum - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Michael Collins would’ve been too young to run for president. Is that fair? Pres Ref

Michael Collins would’ve been too young to run for president. Is that fair?

Yes vote campaigners say that age is no measure of experience.

From TheJournal.ie What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign? Opinion

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

# referendum - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 22 Twitter accounts you should be following in the run up to the same-sex vote The Marriage Ref

22 Twitter accounts you should be following in the run up to the same-sex vote

Probably the only list you’ll read today that begins with David Quinn and ends with The Rubberbandits.

From TheJournal.ie We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage The Trip

We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage

Outside of the urban centres, how is the debate shaping up? We spent a day finding out.

# referendum - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 The Gaelic Players Association set to call for Yes vote in the marriage referendum MarRef Support

# referendum - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Some older gay people are ‘excruciatingly lonely’ and ‘struggle to exist’ Living A Lie

Some older gay people are ‘excruciatingly lonely’ and ‘struggle to exist’

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote’ Policing

‘It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote’

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# referendum - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Domino’s: We’re not distributing No campaign leaflets with our menus Mar Ref
From TheJournal.ie “Pizza and politics don’t mix” – no, Domino’s didn’t send same-sex marriage leaflets Marriag-arita

“Pizza and politics don’t mix” – no, Domino’s didn’t send same-sex marriage leaflets

A leaflet was put inside a menu, sparking some discussion.

# referendum - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why shouldn’t a young person be able to run for president? Opinion

Why shouldn’t a young person be able to run for president?

Democracy is the vehicle with which we facilitate different perspectives; the youth of Ireland have a right to representation.

# referendum - Monday 27 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Worse than losing my seat’: Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote Marriage Referendum

‘Worse than losing my seat’: Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

From TheJournal.ie A Yes Equality campaigner was asked on live radio about sex between two men Let's Talk About Sex

A Yes Equality campaigner was asked on live radio about sex between two men

Isaac Burke of Mandate for Marriage wanted to talk about sex.

From TheJournal.ie Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side Same-Sex Marriage

Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side

Kenny said the issue is not a party political one.

# referendum - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for ‘Yes’ vote Referendum

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for ‘Yes’ vote

Though 78% of people believe same sex marriage is a matter of fairness and equality.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay’ Referendum

‘It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay’

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

# referendum - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again Final Decision

The Children’s Referendum will not have to be held again

The referendum passed by 58% voting yes and 42% voting no.

# referendum - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 1% of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January Check It

Nearly 1% of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January

A number of people have been surprised to find their name is not on the register.

# referendum - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you’re on the register Check It

Are you voting in the May referendums? Better check you’re on the register

The register is updated every year, so you better check you are on it.

From TheJournal.ie 19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed Same-Sex Marriage

19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed

The artist behind it has received a warning notice about its removal.

# referendum - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Marriage referendum posters are technically allowed to say anything… Same-Sex

# referendum - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Marian Finucane using “stopwatches” to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates Stopwatch The Presses

Marian Finucane using “stopwatches” to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates

The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.

# referendum - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “All I wanted to do was fit in”: Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland The Marriage Ref

“All I wanted to do was fit in”: Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland

McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.

# referendum - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael: ‘Yes’ … Labour: ‘We’re not taking a position’ The Other Referendum

Fine Gael: ‘Yes’ … Labour: ‘We’re not taking a position’

A referendum to reduce the minimum age of a presidential candidate from 35 to 21 is also being held next month.

# referendum - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Not a chance’ schools will lose funding if they don’t support same-sex marriage Red Herring

‘Not a chance’ schools will lose funding if they don’t support same-sex marriage

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

From TheJournal.ie What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of) Opinion

What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of)

On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?

# referendum - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter’: Gerry Adams asks for a ‘Yes’ vote Referendum

‘Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter’: Gerry Adams asks for a ‘Yes’ vote

The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.

# referendum - Friday 10 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Cork choir has released a wonderful single for marriage equality Mar Ref
From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

Or will you vote at all?

# referendum - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Irish granny had the perfect response to a Marriage Equality question Mar Ref

This Irish granny had the perfect response to a Marriage Equality question

“We have to vote for that? Why can’t they just bring it in?”

# referendum - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV Controversial This post contains videos

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV

Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.

# referendum - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

# referendum - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe “sameness” achievable Harmful

Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe “sameness” achievable

Encouraging LGBT people to believe full equivalence is possible will “only cause more harm than good to them” he said.

# referendum - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish students rang their Grannies for an honest chat about the marriage referendum Ring Your Granny

# referendum - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Every time another engagement or wedding is announced I feel more like an outsider’ Opinion

‘Every time another engagement or wedding is announced I feel more like an outsider’

Teacher Paul Knox says he doesn’t want to be sitting at other peoples’ weddings for the rest of his life. He one day wants to sit at his own.

# referendum - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Donegal mass goers walk out after priest criticises footballer’s stance on gay marriage Referendum

Donegal mass goers walk out after priest criticises footballer’s stance on gay marriage

The GAA star says the priest is entitled to his opinion but his name shouldn’t have been mentioned.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents Referendum

Bishop ‘regrets any hurt caused’ by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

# referendum - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision Rainbow Colours

An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision

Deputy Jerry Buttimer has said the decision relates to the GAA being a non-political organisation.

# referendum - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Date for same-sex marriage referendum set for 22 May Vote

Date for same-sex marriage referendum set for 22 May

He said he hopes support for same sex marriage stands up come polling day.

# referendum - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie People of faith urged to “be brave” and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum Referendum

People of faith urged to “be brave” and vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum

Faith in Marriage Equality includes Catholic and Church of Ireland members.

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