“The Government is looking at holding at least three and possibly five (or more) referendums in 2015,” documents submitted to the  Minister for the Environment state. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of the Environment expects that several referendums could be held next year, according to briefing documents submitted to new Minist(...)

An Tanáiste Joan Burton with Glenties residents including Michael Glynn, chairman of the Glenties Amalgamated CE scheme, enjoying a local walk. Photograph: North West Newspix

Tanáiste Joan Burton has called for politicians to work with the people to restore faith in the institutions of State. Countering widespread cynicis(...)

Irish people living in Britain have been slow to back calls for extending voting rights to emigrants in presidential elections, the Constitutional Convention has said. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Irish people living in Britain have been slow to back calls for extending voting rights to emigrants in presidential elections, the Constitutional Con(...)

 Voting taking place at the Constitutional Convention  meeting in Malahide, Co Dublin in April. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has been given four months to decide whether to hold a referendum on overhauling its voting system.Non-members of the Oireachtas could (...)

Voting  at the Convention on the Constitution meeting in Malahide, Co Dublin yesterday. It recommended that the Constitution should be changed to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

There was a “reasonable prospect” that the Government would hold a referendum on same sex marriage before the next general election, Minister f(...)