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 (...)

Members of the current Seanad pictured in May 2011: only 5 per cent of survey respondents said they would like to see the Seanad retained in its current form.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have found a receptive audience for the argument that lots of money would be saved by scrapping the Seanad. In the fin(...)

What injects energy into public discussion, raises awareness and encourages voting is strong, articulate argument on each side of the debate. Photograph: Frank Miller

Arguments for and against the proposal to abolish the Seanad have been made vigorously in recent weeks. Discussion on the proposal to establish a cour(...)

Fine Gael’s director of elections for abolition, Richard Bruton, said “claims that abolishing the Seanad amounts to a power grab just don’t stand up. The Seanad has no power to grab.” Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The referendum campaign for abolition of the Seanad will be a major feature of party leaders’ visits to the National Ploughing Championships this week(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he is ‘profoundly concerned’ at RTÉ’s coverage of the upcoming referendum on a court of appeal

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he is “profoundly concerned” at the level of coverage RTÉ has given the upcoming referendum on the establis(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly and Justice Elizabeth Dunne, chairperson of the Referendum Commission at a press conference in Dublin today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The referendum on the proposal to abolish the Seanad will involve some 40 changes to the Constitution, the chairwoman of the Referendum Commission has(...)

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