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#Referendum

# referendum - Yesterday’s News

Howlin backs second referendum, says there's 'no such thing as a good Brexit for Ireland'

Jeremy Corbyn has said he’s open to the idea of a second vote.

A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum

54% said they will vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution.

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

# referendum - Friday 21 September, 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

# referendum - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

# referendum - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

# referendum - Saturday 15 September, 2018

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

# referendum - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

# referendum - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote

The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.

# referendum - Monday 3 September, 2018

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

# referendum - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

# referendum - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.

# referendum - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# referendum - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Proposed amendment to remove offence of blasphemy from Constitution published

A referendum on the issue is due to be held in October.

# referendum - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

# referendum - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

# referendum - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

# referendum - Monday 18 June, 2018

Here's how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters

Galway City Council got nine, while Dublin City Council got almost 300 over the same time period.

# referendum - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# referendum - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October

A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.

# referendum - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

# referendum - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum

They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.

From The Daily Edge Irish viewers were emotional watching the Gogglebox folk discuss last week's referendum Gogglebox For Yes

More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.

# referendum - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

Senior garda at centre of two internal investigations over his behaviour during referendum time

The officer has previously been accused of improper behaviour.

# referendum - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Simon Harris says abortion legislation could pass through Dáíl by September

Ireland voted 66.4% to 33.6% on Friday to remove the Eighth Amendment

# referendum - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

There were 1,277 complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum show

RTÉ said that the vast majority of complaints claimed that the ‘Yes’ side were unfairly treated.

Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking'

The result signifies an Ireland with a new social maturity of compassion and tolerance, writes Grainne Conroy.

# referendum - Monday 28 May, 2018

Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

Harris to bring abortion legislation to Dáil before summer recess

Simon Harris is ‘extremely eager’ to pass abortion legislation by the autumn

From The Daily Edge After Eight responded to becoming the unofficial snack of the referendum celebrations After 8th

After Eight responded to becoming the unofficial snack of the referendum celebrations

Not everyone understood the joke immediately.

British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote

Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.

# referendum - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

# referendum - Saturday 26 May, 2018

The results are in and the country has voted YES - Here's what happens now

The final results have just been announced, with the Yes side securing the majority vote.

'A hammer blow to the Church': How the world reacted to Ireland's Yes vote

A number of outlets reported the significance of the result ahead of Pope Francis’ visit in August.

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal Repealed This post contains videos

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal

The official announcement was made just after 6.10 pm this evening.

Analysis: Six reasons why Ireland was a landslide Yes for repeal

The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.

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