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  •   claira_belle @atjones88 marriage equality 🏻, there is also one on the same day to reduce the age at which someone can become a presidential candidate. 1w
  •   atjones88 Awesome! I haven't heard about that going on. Hopefully it'll pass through! What's the general consensus about them? 1w
  •   claira_belle @atjones88 a lot of the news articles and debates make some very interesting reading if you're in the mood to procrastinate on studying anytime! From what I can tell a huge amount of people are supporting a yes vote so hopefully that will go through, I'll be very shocked if it's a no majority but I know the worry is that the people who want it to be changed won't actually vote. For the second one there hasn't been much buzz at all but I'm happy to have it lowered anyway. 1w
  •   atjones88 I think it's time for society to move forward and not be so archaic. I understand that Ireland can be quite conservative and religion has a big say, I think. However, having opposing views does no good in the big scale of things. I've got to get back into reading newspapers and get up to date with what's going on. There wouldn't be anything on television news about that, though. There is also talk about lowering the voting age, as that's what they did in Scotland for their referendum. 1w
  •   claira_belle @atjones88 I agree totally! It was very conservative for a long time and the Catholic Church had a huge influence on people but it has changed a lot in the past twenty years even. In general people are a lot more open to change and equality. Having said that of course the older age range that may have more conservative views are statistically more likely to go out and vote (although there does seem to be many older people who are yes supporters!). I haven't encountered any people who are against it personally, yet! Lowering the voting age is an interesting one! How would you feel about that? 1w
  •   atjones88 The older generations do seem more likely to go and vote. And that is the same everywhere, I suppose. A lot of young people jay don't feel engaged with politics and therefore don't vote. I think lowering the voting age and teaching more politics and stuff like that in schools would encourage and interest young people. But the second bit is very important. Schools need to teach or inform young people of politics, as it affects every aspect of their future. It needs to be prioritised in the curriculum. Because without education of politics, it's pointless lowering the voting age. Young people wouldn't feel ready to make a choice because they wouldn't know anything and not be mature enough to make such decisions (especially those as important and significant as Scottish independence). 1w
  •   claira_belle @atjones88 those are some really good points! School is really where that could be developed. I certainly didn't know anything about politics leaving school and I was probably in my twenties before I realised that I needed to give myself an idea of what was going on! I didn't follow the Scottish one at all but if it does go ahead in Wales I'll definitely be keeping myself up to date with the opinions on it! 1w
  •   atjones88 I was the same. It wasn't until I got to uni when I learnt anything on politics. Some things taught today in schools are a bit trivial. Basic life skills and politics are essential, I believe. I can't see an independence referendum in Wales, but there is a very important general election in a couple of weeks. But none of the three "big parties" are winning my vote, to be honest. 1w

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