Referendum - introduction
When the Government wishes to change or amend the Constitution, or introduce a law of national importance, a referendum must be held.
An ordinary referendum is one that does not relate to amending the Constitution. Find out why an ordinary referendum would be held.
Constitutional Referendum in Ireland
A Constitutional Referendum in Ireland occurs each time the Government wishes to change or amend the Constitution.
Voting in a referendum
Who can vote in a referendum in Ireland, where do you cast your vote and how do you cast your vote?
Referendum result in Ireland
Information on how the results of a referendum are determined.
A referendum commission is set up to give the public accurate and unbiased information about each new referendum.