Call for more airtime on referendum
TV and radio stations have been asked to increase the amount of time they give to information slots on the Children's Referendum amid fears about voter apathy.
Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan, the chair of the independent Referendum Commission, has written to broadcasters asking them to increase the amount of time they give to the issues.
Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan said the coverage of the children's debate has so far lagged well behind previous referendums, which is causing concern "that people will not be aware and will not turn out to vote".
She was speaking at the launch of the Referendum Commission's children's campaign yesterday.
"So far RTE has agreed and we think the others will do too," a spokesman for the commission said.