Wording Of Upcoming Referendums Agreed By Cabinet

The Cabinet has met today to agree the wording on two upcoming referendums to be held this year.

It is understood that the wording of both the marriage equality referendum and one on reducing the age limit of presidential election campaigns, was agreed at a meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday morning.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will issue a statement on the referendums later today, as soon as he has consulted the Opposition.

Both referendums are due to be held in May.


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