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Divorce Referendum. Tá Ná Nil? Níl Nó Tá?
 
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# 1 : Friday 17-5-2019 @ 09:45
 
 
Voted.
Sorry if there is already a thread : am on the phone... So limited capabilities.

But the fact i could not find one suggests the little interest people have in it.

Is anyone against it here, on what grounds?
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# 2 : Friday 17-5-2019 @ 13:59
 
 
I'll be voting yes. The 5 year wait clause was really only added in the original referendum as a sop to those undecided voters and - as you know -the result was wafer-thin close.

I'd say it will easily pass next Friday. Oddly enough, all the media attention has been on the European and local elections - only saw posters pertaining to the referendum about just in the past week.
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# 3 : Friday 17-5-2019 @ 14:17
 
 
Hardly odd, given that no one seem to be against it in a substantial way...
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# 4 : Friday 17-5-2019 @ 14:57
 
 
Yes, Yes, Yes baby Yes!
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# 5 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 06:05
 
 
Someone said :
Voted.
Sorry if there is already a thread : am on the phone... So limited capabilities.

But the fact i could not find one suggests the little interest people have in it.

Is anyone against it here, on what grounds?

I think David Quinn and Iona and that Keith Mills gobshite are but I didnt even bother listening to them.
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# 6 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 07:58
 
 
It must be difficult separating for divorce now when there’s limited very expensive availability of places to live and recognition of foreign divorces if you marry abroad it must be difficult enough to return home without finding you have to wait for your divorce to be recognised.
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# 7 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 09:27
 
 
Why couldn't the TD's just vote to amend the divorce law? Is this referendum a case of passing the buck?
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# 8 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 09:29
 
 
Someone said :
Why couldn't the TD's just vote to amend the divorce law? Is this referendum a case of passing the buck?

Because the 1997 divorce referendum inserted the timeline into the constitution so its impossible for them to amend.
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# 9 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 11:01
 
 
Someone said :
Why couldn't the TD's just vote to amend the divorce law? Is this referendum a case of passing the buck?

You should be deported for asking a question like that, hand in your passport at the airport.
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# 10 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 11:57
 
 
Someone said :
Why couldn't the TD's just vote to amend the divorce law? Is this referendum a case of passing the buck?

Do you think they do referendums for the pleasure?
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# 11 : Saturday 18-5-2019 @ 14:12
 
 
Someone said :
Why couldn't the TD's just vote to amend the divorce law? Is this referendum a case of passing the buck?

Good question, but in this case the answer is: No. The Constitution as it is currently worded prohibits them from just voting to amend the divorce law. The Constitution needs to be amended in order for them to be able to vote on amending it.
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# 12 : Tuesday 21-5-2019 @ 05:06
 
 
Someone said :

Because the 1997 divorce referendum inserted the timeline into the constitution so its impossible for them to amend.

Being pernickety here, but the divorce referendum was in 1995, not 1997 (although I think ‘97 was when the legislation was enacted). I know as this was the very first referendum I voted in (as a 3rd year college student). The result was nail-bitingly close!
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# 13 : Friday 24-5-2019 @ 05:36
 
 
The crazies were out about this referendum allowing polygamy and paedophilia
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# 14 : Friday 24-5-2019 @ 18:32
 
 
Someone said :
The crazies were out about this referendum allowing polygamy and paedophilia

It does not?
I was deceived. Fido and I are disappointed!
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# 15 : Friday 24-5-2019 @ 18:50
 
 
Voted yes about 2 hours ago.
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