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Referendum Update: Is Anybody Voting Yes? Episode 173

Niall Boylan | March 4, 2024
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    Referendum Update: Is Anybody Voting Yes? Episode 173
    Niall Boylan

In this episode, Niall provides an in-depth analysis of the upcoming referendums in Ireland, focusing on proposed changes to the Constitution regarding the concepts of family and care.

The first referendum addresses the concept of family, proposing changes to Article 41 of the Constitution. Irish citizens will have the opportunity to vote on two proposed changes: one involving the recognition of family beyond marriage, and the other concerning the protection of marriage as the foundation of the family unit.

Additionally, the Care Amendment, presented as the 40th Amendment to the Constitution, aims to delete existing articles and insert new provisions emphasizing the importance of care within families. This amendment seeks to recognize the vital role of care provided by family members to one another and its significance for the common good.

Niall opens the lines to callers, facilitating a diverse range of opinions on the proposed amendments. Some callers advocate for inclusivity and support the proposed changes, emphasizing the need for a more modern and inclusive definition of family. Others express concerns about the potential erasure of mothers’ rights and the devaluation of their role in society, advocating for a vote against the amendments.

Listeners engage in a lively discussion, sharing their perspectives and insights on the referendum topics, reflecting the diversity of opinions within the Irish community.

As the discussion unfolds, Niall provides commentary, highlighting key points raised by callers and offering his own insights into the significance of the proposed constitutional changes.

In the wrap-up, Niall reflects on the diverse range of opinions expressed by callers and encourages listeners to educate themselves on the issues before casting their votes in the upcoming referendums.

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