On Morning Ireland this morning Fianna Fail TD Dara Callaery suggested that the Government had a series of referendums planned for next year. The question is what will these be on?
Two we know of. They are the long awaited Children’s Rights Referendum and of course a referendum to abolish Seanad Eireann. But what else can we expect?
I asked for suggestions on Facebook and Twitter. There was some interesting answers.
Most people wanted a Children’s Rights Referendum but some other ideas also.
A referendum on Abortion was suggested. This could be two ways, one to allow it, or two to bring Ireland into line with ECHR ruling in ABC V Ireland and the X Case.
Another suggestion was to reform the Presidency. Reduce the age limit and the term of office.
Also suggested was removing all mentions of God from the Constitution.
A look again at Oireachtas Investigative Powers was also suggested.
So what do you want a referendum on?
- Oireachtas Powers Referendum deserved to be defeated (irishelection.com)
- Blame game (irishexaminer.com)
- The Forgotten Referendums? (stephenspillane.com)