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# 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.

# referendum - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children’s referendum Weekend Voting

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children’s referendum

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

From TheJournal.ie Why do polling stations use pencils instead of pens? Get The Lead Out
From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know today.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum result ‘could be challenged’ Referendum

Referendum result ‘could be challenged’

No campaigners have suggested the referendum result may be challenged – what legal grounds could this be done on?

# referendum - Sunday 11 November, 2012

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

The Evening Fix… now with added baby penguin

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

From TheJournal.ie So who did turn out to vote? Referendum

So who did turn out to vote?

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…

From TheJournal.ie Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted Referendum

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

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?

From TheJournal.ie So the Children’s Referendum has passed – what happens next? Referendum

So the Children’s Referendum has passed – what happens next?

The Yes vote has been passed, but issues could remain around turnout, Saturday voting, and whether the result will be challenged.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The Children’s Referendum count Referendum

As it happened: The Children’s Referendum count

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.

From TheJournal.ie “Historic” – overwhemingly positive reaction to Children’s Referendum result Referendum

“Historic” – overwhemingly positive reaction to Children’s Referendum result

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Most Effort Put Into A Spoiled Vote of the Day Referendum
From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Children’s Referendum “never really took fire” Referendum

Gilmore: Children’s Referendum “never really took fire”

Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald defended her role in leading the referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on children’s rights passed Referendum

Referendum on children’s rights passed

The results are in…

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Referendum count begins Referendum

Children’s Referendum count begins

Results are expected by noon.

# referendum - Saturday 10 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Have you cast your Children’s Referendum vote yet? These people have… Referendum This post contains images

PICS: Have you cast your Children’s Referendum vote yet? These people have…

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the week’s news… skewed Not The News

Here is the week’s news… skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?

From TheJournal.ie Turnout as low as 2 per cent in some polling stations Referendum

Turnout as low as 2 per cent in some polling stations

Will it be the lowest turnout in the history of the State?

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Your Children’s Referendum voting checklist Referendum

Your Children’s Referendum voting checklist

Do you need ID to vote? Are you registered to vote? The answers to these, and more.

# referendum - Friday 9 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Referendum website now completely offline Referendum

Children’s Referendum website now completely offline

The site had been taken down following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday morning, but then put back online with most of its content removed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How are you voting in the Children’s Referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: ‘If the government made a mistake we accept that’ Referendum

Varadkar: ‘If the government made a mistake we accept that’

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.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know on this rainy Friday morning…

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.