first_imgLOOKS like people still don’t trust TDs to have too much power after the Referendum on Oireachtas inquiries has been defeated.There were 928,175 votes (53.3%) against and 812,008 votes(46,7%) in favour.The referendum on Judges’ Pay has been passed by a considerable margin. Donegal voting on the 29th AmmendmentTotal poll: 28,501YES: 20,583NO:  7,167 Donegal voting on the 30th AmmendmentTotal poll: 28,477YES:  11,253NO   : 16,330The result on a national basis was as follows: 1,785,707 votes cast37,696 invalid1,748,011 valid1,393,877 in favour354,134 againstMeanwhile President Mary McAleese has congratulated Michael D Higgins on being her successor.Mrs McAleese said: “On my own behalf and on behalf of the Irish people, I warmly congratulate Michael D Higgins, our new President-elect. “His success in the Presidential election marks the start of an exciting chapter for our country, our global Irish family and for the Higgins family. To Michael D, Sabina and their children, I send my very best wishes and prayers for the years ahead.“REFERENDUM RESULTS: JUDGES PAY CUT…BUT PEOPLE DON’T WANT MORE POWER FOR TDs was last modified: October 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img