# referendum - Today’s News
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# referendum - Monday 26 November, 2012
Voters favoured the right the decide on possible independence – but split their ballots between fractious parties.
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?
Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.
# referendum - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
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.
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
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
Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
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.
# referendum - Saturday 17 November, 2012
The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.
# referendum - Monday 12 November, 2012
You wondered. We asked.
No campaigners have suggested the referendum result may be challenged – what legal grounds could this be done on?
# referendum - Sunday 11 November, 2012
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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…
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?
The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.
We keep you up to date on commentary and local results as we await an official national result from the Dublin Castle count centre by mid-afternoon.
The reactions to the passing of the referendum have so far been positive, with the Tánaiste saying it “draws a line in the sand against the litany of past failures”.
Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.
# referendum - Saturday 10 November, 2012
President Michael D Higgins, Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan and Minister Leo Varadkar were among the high-profile people to cast their vote on the Children’s Referendum today.
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
Will it be the lowest turnout in the history of the State?
Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.
Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.
# referendum - Friday 9 November, 2012
The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.
The Transport Minister has insisted that the children’s referendum will go ahead tomorrow amid calls for it to be postponed in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling about the government’s information campaign.
Pat Kavanagh says she has serious questions about the new Child and Family Support Agency.
# referendum - Thursday 8 November, 2012
The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.
Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.
The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.
The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.
Islanders off the coasts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway will cast their vote today.
Five youth organisations give test poll to those not entitled to vote – but whose lives are most likely to be affected by the outcome.
# referendum - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
Over 60 broadcasters accepted a request from the Commission to devote extra time to its impartial broadcasts on Saturday’s vote.