Ballot boxes in the 2018 presidential election at the Dublin city count centre. Photograph: NIck Bradshaw

A referendum to give voting rights to Irish citizens living outside the State in presidential elections is now unlikely to take place until the new ye(...)

Mr Justice David Barniville has been appointed chairman of the commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

A Referendum Commission has been set up to advise the electorate on the upcoming ballot on allowing Irish citizens in the North and emigrants to vote (...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan said the result represented ‘groundswell of compassion’ in Irish society, with other recent referendum results. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The constitutional referendum on divorce passed in the early hours of Sunday morning with 82.07 per cent support, one of the largest margins of victor(...)

Referendum Commission chair Ms Justice Tara Burns speaking to students at the Dublin Adult Learning Centre in  Mountjoy Square on Tuesday.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.

People in Ireland do not vote because when the Government gets an answer it does not want, it makes people vote again, the chair of the Referendum Com(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Collins

The referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been postponed, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan co(...)

Joanna Jordan from Dun Laoghaire outside the High Court last month. Photograph: Collins

The State and Referendum Commission are entitled to their legal costs, estimated at more than €200,000, of successfully opposing two separate bids to (...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy has been nominated as chairwoman of the Referendum Commission  set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws blasphemy. File photograph: Alan Betson

A referendum commission has been set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws bla(...)

Joanna Jordan: sought to challenge abortion referendum result. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has refused two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of the abortion ref(...)

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