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Referendum

Referendum

A vote where the public is asked to decide on a constitutional ammendment or a new constitution.

# referendum - Friday 9 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’ Opinion

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’

Pat Kavanagh says she has serious questions about the new Child and Family Support Agency.

# referendum - Thursday 8 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment Referendum

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Government acted “in good faith” on referendum information Referendum

Minister: Government acted “in good faith” on referendum information

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

From TheJournal.ie Colm O’Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society Opinion

Colm O’Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

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.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court says Government’s Referendum site ‘not fair, equal or impartial’ Referendum

Supreme Court says Government’s Referendum site ‘not fair, equal or impartial’

The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.

From TheJournal.ie Children’s referendum: Up to 2,000 people begin voting on islands Referendum

Children’s referendum: Up to 2,000 people begin voting on islands

Islanders off the coasts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway will cast their vote today.

From TheJournal.ie Children vote on… children’s referendum (They went for ‘Yes’) Referendum This post contains videos

Children vote on… children’s referendum (They went for ‘Yes’)

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

From TheJournal.ie Referendum Commission praises ‘civic-minded’ broadcasters for extra time Referendum This post contains videos

Referendum Commission praises ‘civic-minded’ broadcasters for extra time

Over 60 broadcasters accepted a request from the Commission to devote extra time to its impartial broadcasts on Saturday’s vote.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum Referendum

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.

# referendum - Saturday 3 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays?

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said future Saturday votes will depend on the turnout in next week’s referendum. Do you support holding votes on Saturdays?

From TheJournal.ie What do the children’s referendum posters mean? Referendum

What do the children’s referendum posters mean?

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

# referendum - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children’s Referendum using public money Referendum

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children’s Referendum using public money

The High Court today rejected the claim by Mark McCrystal that the Government is using public money to call for a Yes vote – but now the case will go to the Supreme Court.

# referendum - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne’s Children’s Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne’s Children’s Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar criticises ‘No’ campaigner due to speak in tonight’s TV3 debate Children's Referendum

Varadkar criticises ‘No’ campaigner due to speak in tonight’s TV3 debate

Kathy Sinnott is taking the ‘No’ side in the Vincent Browne-hosted debate on the upcoming children’s referendum. The FG director of elections called her claims on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night as “scaremongering”.

# referendum - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you vote in the children’s referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote in the children’s referendum?

Concerns have been raised about turnout in the 10 November referendum. Will you be casting your vote?

# referendum - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Ireland needs access to funding at reasonable rates – Burton

The Minister for Social Protection said that the country is well placed to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme next year, but funding at a reasonable price was critical to recovery.

# referendum - Friday 26 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum Opinion

Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum

There is no legal need for constitutional change – and it may have unforeseen consequences, writes Gerry Fahey.

# referendum - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children’s referendum to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children’s referendum to vote?

The vote is just over a fortnight away but are you confident that you know enough to cast your vote?

# referendum - Monday 22 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee cancels ‘Yes’ photocall over potential legal breach McKenna Ruling

Oireachtas committee cancels ‘Yes’ photocall over potential legal breach

The Joint Oireachtas Committee was going to run a ‘Vote Yes’ photocall – which may be a breach of the McKenna ruling.

# referendum - Saturday 20 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Rights Referendum: Three days left to register for your vote Referendum

Children’s Rights Referendum: Three days left to register for your vote

Applications to get onto the Supplementary Register of Elections close on Tuesday. Here’s what to do.

# referendum - Friday 19 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Shane Ross haircut Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Shane Ross haircut

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# referendum - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Referendum Commission asks broadcasters to give more time to bulletins Referendum

Referendum Commission asks broadcasters to give more time to bulletins

Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan wants broadcasters to give more time to information on the children’s referendum.

# referendum - Monday 15 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Law & Order Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Law & Order

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From TheJournal.ie TV3 first to announce televised debate on children’s referendum Referendum

TV3 first to announce televised debate on children’s referendum

The debate will be held on Halloween Night, October 31, and will feature four parties, two each from the Yes and No campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: As Taoiseach and as a father I’m asking people to vote yes Referendum

Kenny: As Taoiseach and as a father I’m asking people to vote yes

Fine Gael today launched their yes campaign for the children’s rights referendum in Dublin, which is set to take place on 10 November.

# referendum - Sunday 14 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ to stay 50-50 for referendum debates – but news coverage ‘cannot be prejudged’ Referendum

RTÉ to stay 50-50 for referendum debates – but news coverage ‘cannot be prejudged’

The national broadcaster is dropping a ‘stopwatch’ system for news broadcasts, but will keep it for formal debates.

# referendum - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Kenny says vote on Seanad likely in late 2013 Seanad

Kenny says vote on Seanad likely in late 2013

The Taoiseach said he does not intend to publish any documentation relating to the abolition of the Seanad until he is satisfied it is all in place.

# referendum - Monday 8 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Tetris Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Tetris

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

From TheJournal.ie Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual Cutting Costs

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual

Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.

# referendum - Friday 5 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO, PHOTOS: Eamon Gilmore’s car egged by protesters in Dublin Egg On Your Face

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Eamon Gilmore’s car egged by protesters in Dublin

One man was arrested when the car carrying Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald was forced to turn back after an Éirígí protest over cuts to child benefit.

# referendum - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Trinity students vote to stick with USI Classroom Politics

Trinity students vote to stick with USI

The overwhelming majority voted for affiliation with the USI during this week’s referendum.

# referendum - Monday 1 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says children’s rights vote is no ‘magic formula’ Referendum

Archbishop says children’s rights vote is no ‘magic formula’

Diarmuid Martin says the Children’s Rights referendum is welcome, but will not solve all challenges for parents and children.

# referendum - Friday 28 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Sinnott accused of engaging in ‘hysterical hyperbole’ over referendum Referendum

Sinnott accused of engaging in ‘hysterical hyperbole’ over referendum

The former MEP Kathy Sinnott has been criticised by a Fine Gael TD for her opposition to the children’s referendum but Sinnott has hit back saying that Jim Daly has not done his homework.

# referendum - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Minister asks RTÉ to reconsider 50-50 rule for children’s rights referendum Referendum

Minister asks RTÉ to reconsider 50-50 rule for children’s rights referendum

Michael Noonan says rules on balanced coverage should not require RTÉ to “invent” opponents to the children’s rights vote.

# referendum - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie A cow, a goat, a sheep, a flower: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

A cow, a goat, a sheep, a flower: The week in quotes

“There are 47 per cent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims.”

From TheJournal.ie Swiss vote against smoking ban Switzerland

Swiss vote against smoking ban

Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to have separate rooms for smokers where they can be served.

From TheJournal.ie Near consensus – but here’s why both sides will get 50/50 coverage in the Referendum Balance

Near consensus – but here’s why both sides will get 50/50 coverage in the Referendum

With little opposition to the referendum so far, there are suggestions that broadcasters will simply cut down on coverage rather than have to give 50/50 airtime to both sides.