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# disenfranchised - Friday 26 February, 2016

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?
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# Disenfranchised

Prisoners can vote - so why don't they?

Feb 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,611 Views 45 Comments

The voting ban in British prisons has been a source of controversy, but here, just one in five who register decide to fill in their ballot papers.

# disenfranchised - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Here's what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place
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# Disenfranchised

Here's what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 18,402 Views 38 Comments

Ahead of the election TheJournal.ie spoke to six Irish teenagers about what they want for the country over the next four years.

# disenfranchised - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote

May 23rd 2012, 1:38 PM 3,060 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland prisoners currently have the right to vote, but it’s not the same story across the EU. The ECHR has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal.