Get out and Vote in the referenda

The referenda on Friday on the proposed abolition of Seanad Eireann and the establishment of a new Court of Appeal demands a high turnout from the electorate and deserves a lot of consideration.

The referenda on Friday on the proposed abolition of Seanad Eireann and the establishment of a new Court of Appeal demands a high turnout from the electorate and deserves a lot of consideration.

The pros and cons of both proposed constitutional changes have received much press in recent weeks and when all the vested interests are peeled away and the bare bones are left for examination, it is hoped that the electorare will make informed decisions which will help to chart the way forward for our country.

Everyone of voting age has a responsibility to vote and therefore has a responsibility to be self informed about the issues in question. Of course, voters also have the right to spoil their vote, whether in protest or otherwise. The important thing is that you do vote.

Make the effort to get to the polling station and cast your vote. Have a say in the way you want your country Governed, whether by a single House of Parliament or with a second house in operation, acting as a watchdog of sorts. Decide whether you think a Court of Appeal is a good or a bad thing, sitting as it will, between the High Court and Supreme Court in a bid to expedite matters at this level.

Friday is an important day for our country - make sure that you are part of that day and part of the the process of democracy. It is your your responsibility as a citizen of the State.