Referenda

Article 16 of the Students’ Union Constitution makes provision for referenda on policy or constitutional matters.

Referenda 2017

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland and calls on the State to hold a national referendum on the question of such reunification.”

Reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh i leith athaontú oileán na hÉireann

Déardaoin, an 2 Márta 2017, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn le hathaontú oileán na hÉireann.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an moladh seo a leanas:

“Go dtacaíonn Comhaltas an Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh le hathaontú oileán na hÉireann agus go n-iarrann ar an Stát reifreann náisiúnta a reáchtáil ar cheist athaontaithe den sórt sin.”

D’iarr 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an reifreann seo de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

REFERENDUM RESULTS

Referenda 2016

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System.

On Thursday 3 March 2016 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns the Direct Provision System for asylum seekers.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i dtaobh córas soláthair dhírigh.

Déardaoin, an 3 Márta, 2016 iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a dhéanfaidh nó nach ndéanfaidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn cáineadh ar an gcóras soláthair dhírigh le haghaidh iarrthóirí tearmainn.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an moladh seo a leanas:

“Déanann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn cáineadh ar an gcóras soláthair dhírigh, atá míthrócaireach agus a shéanann ar an lucht iarrtha tearmainn a gcearta bunúsacha, agus éilíonn sé go gcuirfear deireadh leis agus go gcuirfear córas nua ina ionad a léiríonn meas do chearta daonna iarrthóirí tearmainn. De réir polasaithe lena dtacaíonn an tIonad um Chearta Imirceach agus eagraíochtaí neamhrialtasacha eile a bhfuil baint acu leis an gceist.”

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

On Thursday 3rd March 2016 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

An reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn maidir leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta.

Déardaoin, an 3 Márta, 2016 iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta amháin.
Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an moladh seo a leanas:
“Go dtacóidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh go gníomhach leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta amháin.”

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

REFERENDUM RESULTS

Referenda 2015

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

On Thursday 5th March 2015 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Student’s Union actively supports the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults age 18 and over.”

Yes

No

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i dtaobh saothrú, díol agus sealbhú cannabais a dhlisteanú agus a rialáil.

Déardaoin, an 5 Márta 2015, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a ghlacfaidh nó nach nglacfaidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn le seasamh i dtaobh saothrú, díol agus sealbhú cannabais a dhlisteanú agus a rialáil.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an moladh seo a leanas:

“Go dtacóidh Comhaltas an Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh go gníomhach le saothrú, díol agus sealbhú cannabais a dhlisteanú agus a rialáil do dhaoine fásta a bhfuil 18 mbliana d’aois slánaithe acu.”

Níl

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

REFERENDUM RESULT

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

On Thursday 12 March 2015 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to approve an amendment to article 17 of the Students’ Union Constitution as proposed by the Executive Committee.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following constitutional amendment which has been proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee:

At Article 17.C replace “Students Union Executive” with “the Board of Trustees as members of the Company”.

Delete Article 17.D in its entirety and re-designate the subsequent sub-articles accordingly.

At the end of the current Article 17.E (to be re-designated 17.D) insert the following new provision:

Once deemed elected, the incoming President of the Students’ Union shall be a non-voting attendee at the Board of Directors until s/he commence his/her term of office as President.

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Reifreann chun an Bunreacht a leasú a mhol Coiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn:

Déardaoin, an 12 Márta 2015, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a ghlacfaidh nó nach nglacfaidh togra chun Alt 17 Bhunreacht Comhaltas na Mac Léinn a leasú a mhol Coiste Feidhmiúcháin.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an togra chun an Bunreacht a leasú a mhol Coiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn:

Ag Alt 17.C, go gcuirfear “Bord na nIontaobhaithe mar chomhaltaí den Chuideachta” in ionad “Coiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn”.

Go scriosfar Alt 17.D ina iomláine agus go ndéanfar na fo-ailt ina dhiaidh a athuimhriú dá réir.

Go gcuirfear an fhoráil nua seo a leanas isteach ag deireadh Alt 17.E mar atá faoi láthair (a athuimhreofar mar 17.D):

“Beidh Uachtarán nuathofa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ina d(h)uine den lucht freastail gan cheart vótála ag cruinnithe de Bhord na Stiúrthóirí go dtí go gcuirfear tús lena t(h)éarma mar an Uachtarán.”

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

REFERENDUM RESULT

Referenda 2014

Referendum RFC14/1 (Position on Abortion)

This referendum will decide whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a neutral position with regard to abortion.
The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union repeal the result of RFC13/1 (position on Abortion), which mandated the Students’ Union to adopt an active pro-choice position in relation to abortion.
Henceforth, the Students’ Union shall adopt a neutral position with regard to abortion.”

REFERENDUM RESULT

Referendum RFC14/2 (Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel)

This referendum will decide whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a position in support of the campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel”.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.”

REFERENDUM RESULT

Referendum RFC14/3 (Position on the Issue of Couples of the Same Gender Availing of Civil Marraige)

This referendum will decide whether or not the Students’ Union supports couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.
The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports all measures that extend to homosexual couples the same rights enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including, but not limited to, supporting a referendum to amend Bunreacht na hÉireann to expressedly permit couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.”

REFERENDUM RESULT

Previous Referenda

Referendum RFC13/1 (Position on Abortion)

Thursday 7th March 2013 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC12/1 (No Platform Policy)

Thursday 8th march 2012 – View motion text

Referendum passed

RFC06/1 (Structures)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP06/1 (Student Levy)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC05/1 (USI)

7th April 2005 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC04/1 (Vice-President)

19th February 2004 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP03/1 (Student Levy)

27th November 2003 – View motion text

Referendum Passed