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The Referendum Commission established for the Seanad and Court of Appeal Referendums sent its report to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government on 29 November 2013. The report has now been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas by the Minister and has been published by the Commission and is available on this website.The Referendum Commission research report is also available.

In its report, the Commission describes in some detail the main elements of its information campaign and assesses the effectiveness of each such element. The Commission also summarises the results of its post-campaign research. The Commission reports that it had adequate time – approximately four months – in which to do its work. Most previous commissions were given far less time.

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Market Research

Each Referendum Commission conducts market research after polling day to measure the effectiveness of the various elements of its campaign and to gain understanding of the reasons people did not vote.

The research after the Children referendum was carried out on the Commission's behalf by the independent polling company Behaviour and Attitudes. Their reports of the research are published here.