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#Referendum

# referendum - Sunday 23 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum Abortion

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum

Reports this morning suggested that a cross-party group of TDs is planning to invoke a Constitutional provision to force a referendum on the proposed abortion laws.

# referendum - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie It’s been 40 years since we joined the EU, so how did it all happen? European Union

It’s been 40 years since we joined the EU, so how did it all happen?

The National Museum in Collins Barracks is running an exhibition to mark the anniversary until 27 June.

# referendum - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Jobs Minister will direct Fine Gael’s campaign to abolish Seanad Seanad

The Jobs Minister will direct Fine Gael’s campaign to abolish Seanad

The party revealed its latest Director of Elections this morning.

# referendum - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest Turkey

Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

# referendum - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton: ‘I have two very important men in my life – my husband and my Taoiseach’ Seanad

Lucinda Creighton: ‘I have two very important men in my life – my husband and my Taoiseach’

“I don’t want to start a row with either,” the Junior Minister explained this morning when asked about the Seanad referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be ‘burned at the stake’ Seanad Abolition This post contains videos

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be ‘burned at the stake’

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

# referendum - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected Seanad

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected

The government has said that those who want the Seanad reformed “have the opportunity to vote no” in the October referendum.

# referendum - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# referendum - Saturday 18 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention won’t discuss Seanad abolition Vote

Constitutional Convention won’t discuss Seanad abolition

The members of the convention voted by 57 to 41 per cent not to write to the Taoiseach seeking an opportunity to discuss the abolition of the chamber.

# referendum - Friday 17 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used ‘to hold government to account’ Banking Inquiry

New Oireachtas inquiries regime can be used ‘to hold government to account’

The legislation to allow Oireachtas inquiries – within the limits of the Constitution – has finally been published today.

# referendum - Thursday 2 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Referendum to be held on creating new Court of Appeal Referendumania

Referendum to be held on creating new Court of Appeal

Another referendum to add to the ‘referendums on the way’ pile…

# referendum - Friday 19 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed Opinion

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed

Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.

# referendum - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries… if it survives Out With A Bang?

Seanad could be given role to hold public inquiries… if it survives

The Seanad could be given the opportunity to seek the right to hold major public inquiries – if it is not abolished first.

# referendum - Sunday 10 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Falkland Islands voting in referendum on British status Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands voting in referendum on British status

The result is not in doubt but the scale of the ‘yes’ vote will be closely watched as a sign of the Falklanders’ strength of feeling about remaining British.

# referendum - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking Column

Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking

The new Child and Family Support Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State – and it’s going to require a major cultural shift, writes Paul Gilligan.

# referendum - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day Scotland

Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day

However, the British government is ruling out ‘pre-negotiation’ of independence before 2014 referendum.

# referendum - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents Referendum

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.

# referendum - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Star Trek mixed with Sex and the City Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Star Trek mixed with Sex and the City

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie “Ireland must take a stand against Cameron’s plan to dismantle the EU” – Martin Out Out Out?

“Ireland must take a stand against Cameron’s plan to dismantle the EU” – Martin

Political and business groups in Ireland have criticised David Cameron’s promise to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# referendum - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe? Opinion

Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe?

The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union, but this would have profound consequences for this island, writes James Kilcourse.

# referendum - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cameron to make long-awaited speech on Britain’s EU role this week United Kingdom

Cameron to make long-awaited speech on Britain’s EU role this week

The British Prime Minister is expected to commit to holding a referendum on European Union membership after the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service Austria

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service

Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad? Money Money Money

In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad?

We’ll be holding a referendum on abolishing the Seanad at some stage in 2013. So how much does it cost us every year?

# referendum - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why. Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

# referendum - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cameron’s deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe Britain

Cameron’s deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe

The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union.

# referendum - Monday 24 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud Egypt

Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud

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

# referendum - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Egypt opposition to appeal referendum results Egypt

Egypt opposition to appeal referendum results

Egypt’s opposition claimed the voting was riddled with “fraud and violations”.

# referendum - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Referendum Commission head criticises government’s Fiscal Compact book Fiscal Compact

Referendum Commission head criticises government’s Fiscal Compact book

Justice Kevin Feeney says the Government’s booklet, separate to its own, caused “confusion among the public”.

# referendum - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix…now with added raccoon called Rocky Need To Know

The Evening Fix…now with added raccoon called Rocky

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum website’s ‘Like’ button illustrated bias for Yes vote Referendum

Referendum website’s ‘Like’ button illustrated bias for Yes vote

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

# referendum - Monday 26 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Independence drive falters for Spain’s Catalonia Catalonia

Independence drive falters for Spain’s Catalonia

Voters favoured the right the decide on possible independence – but split their ballots between fractious parties.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?

From TheJournal.ie Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing Catalonia

Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing

Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.

# referendum - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: We’ve passed the children’s referendum, but there’s more to do Opinion

Column: We’ve passed the children’s referendum, but there’s more to do

The sexual abuse scandals in Australia’s Catholic Church and the BBC show that there is still work to do beyond the contitutional change passed earlier this month, says the Children’s Rights Alliance.

From TheJournal.ie Sinnott speaks of ‘powerful grassroots effort’ to overturn Referendum vote Referendum

Sinnott speaks of ‘powerful grassroots effort’ to overturn Referendum vote

In an email to supporters, former MEP Kathy Sinnott says fundraising for the High Court challenge will kick off this week.

# referendum - Monday 19 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Legal challenge begins over Children’s Referendum result Referendum

Legal challenge begins over Children’s Referendum result

Two women have begun initiating the legal challenge, claiming information published by the government materially affected the referendum’s outcome.

# referendum - Sunday 18 November, 2012

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie USI president defends student turnout at Children’s Referendum Referendum

USI president defends student turnout at Children’s Referendum

John Logue said the union advocated for a Yes vote and that thousands of students were unable to return home to vote as they were awaiting grant payments.