According to the Government, the citizens of this country will be asked to vote next year on our Constitution and society’s definition of marriage.(...)

It’s amazing how much people lie to pollsters, not only about what they might do but even about what they have just done. This week, having sat on it (...)

Here are your 11 ballot papers...Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

When you want to discover what a Government isn’t going to do, just read through its programme for government. Such documents are proof of the human (...)

Peter Tyndall: born in Dublin but has lived in Wales for 30 years and  has been Public Services Ombudsman for Wales for the last five years.

Peter Tyndall has been selected by the Government to succeed Emily O’Reilly as Ireland’s Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.Mr Tyndall, who was b(...)

 Micheál Martin TD, with Sen Sean Barrett, and Michael McDowell, SC at the Central Count Centre, in the Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The No vote for abolition of the Seanad “will be a very hard lesson for the Government that you can’t govern by focus group”, according to Democracy M(...)

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan: ‘I have never received as many complaints from the public as I have about these two referendums.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A call has been made for those responsible for the ballot papers in the Seanad and court of appeal referendums to appear before the Oireachtas oversig(...)

With so many changes to the Constitution proposed, referendum fatigue must now be a concern. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Conventional wisdom is you should never mistake a poll for a prediction. Instead, a poll should be treated as a measure of opinion at a point in time.(...)

There was widespread criticism of the two ballot papers which seemed to have caused confusion among voters in 6,000 centres. The ballot papers made reference only to the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution without stating in full the propositions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting has closed in the two referendums on the abolition of the Seanad and a new Court of Civil Appeal. Turnout was low across the country and will s(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins casting their votes at St Mary’s Hospital Voting Centre, Phoenix Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Turnout is reported to be very low in many part af the State as voters take to the polls for the referendums While numbers are expected to pick(...)

TDs and Senators who are against the abolition of the  Seanad   Senator Ronan Mullen and Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames during a press brieifng on the plinth of Leinster House, Dublin, today. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has accused the party of spreading “false propaganda” in its campaign to abolish the Seanad. Speaking as (...)