Referendum Act, 1994

The polling day at an ordinary referendum.

12.—(1) Whenever—

(a) the Taoiseach is informed in accordance with Article 27 of the Constitution that the President has decided that a Bill to which that Article applies contains a proposal of such national importance that the will of the people thereon ought to be ascertained, and

(b) the Government determine that a referendum for the purpose of ascertaining the will of the people on the proposal shall be taken,

the Minister shall by order appoint the day (in this Act referred to as “the polling day”) upon which and the period during which the poll at the referendum shall be taken.

(2) The polling day appointed by an order under this section shall be not less than thirty days and not more than ninety days after the date of the order.

(3) Whenever the Government determine that an ordinary referendum shall be taken, the Government shall cause notice of the determination to be published in Iris Oifigiúil, and such publication shall be conclusive evidence of the determination.

(4) Every order made by the Minister under this section shall be published in Iris Oifigiúil as soon as may be after it is made.