Who we are

The Referendum Commission is an independent body. Our job is to communicate factual information about referendums. We are neutral and impartial. Our role is to:

  • Explain to the public what the referendum proposal means
  • Make sure people know a referendum is being held
  • Encourage people to vote

The Commission

A new Referendum Commission has been established by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. High Court Judge Ms Isobel Kennedy has been nominated as the Chairperson of the Commission.

The other members of the Commission are the Ombudsman, Mr Peter Tyndall; the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr Seamus McCarthy; the Clerk of the Dáil, Mr Peter Finnegan; and the Clerk of the Seanad, Mr Martin Groves.