# referendum - Today’s News
Coleman or Irwin? Houghton or Whelan? Ireland’s two favourite pundits had plenty to discuss.
# referendum - Monday 12 November, 2012
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.
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.
# referendum - Saturday 3 November, 2012
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?
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
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
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’.
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
Concerns have been raised about turnout in the 10 November referendum. Will you be casting your vote?
# referendum - Saturday 27 October, 2012
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
There is no legal need for constitutional change – and it may have unforeseen consequences, writes Gerry Fahey.
# referendum - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
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
The Joint Oireachtas Committee was going to run a ‘Vote Yes’ photocall – which may be a breach of the McKenna ruling.