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Political parties unite for a YES vote on Saturday

Posted on November 07, 2012

Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch - calling for a YES vote

This morning members from all political parties met to campaign for a YES vote in Saturday's Children's Referendum. They were met by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch as well as other representatives of the Government and the YES for Children campaign.

After the event we spoke to Minister Lynch about what people can do between now and the end of polling to ensure a YES vote and you can hear what she said in the short audioboo clip below.

You can also see photographs from the event on our Flickr account.

Today we launched our video for the Labour campaign calling for a Yes vote in the forthcoming Children's Referendum on Saturday on November 10th.

Speaking at the launch, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said: "This referendum gives us the opportunity to show children that we treat all children equally and that we cherish children and childhood".

The video starred six year old Ella Hendron Kilcommons, who said the referendum gives: "Big people the opportunity to vote for little people who do not have a voice".

The referendum will strengthen the protection of children in the Constitution, putting their safety and welfare at the centre of decision making.

Do take the time to check the video out.

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Launching our Children's Referendum campaign - Children should be seen and heard

Posted on October 17, 2012

Today we launched our Children's Referendum campaign which is asking people to vote Yes on November 10th.

Speaking at the launch, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said: "It is our tragedy, as a nation, that some of the darkest moments in our history are a direct consequence of children's interests, and children's right to be cared for and protected, being ignored. This referendum is our opportunity to right that wrong. To state clearly and unequivocally that we, the Irish people, value children and childhood."

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