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21st Sep 2018

Government Confirms Date For Blasphemy Referendum

James Fenton

Just three months after Ireland went to the polls to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the date for our next referendum has been confirmed.

Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced on Twitter that a vote on the 37th Amendment of the Constitution, relating to ‘repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter” will take place on Friday October 26, the same day as the Presidential election.

Murphy added in a statement “Whatever your views are on the proposals in the referendum, can I take this opportunity to encourage voters to go to their polling station during this 15 hour period on 26 October and have your say in the outcome of the referendum.”

Those who are not registered to vote can do so here.

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