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# RIGHT TO VOTE

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# RIGHT TO VOTE
Give 16-year-olds the vote? TDs are set to debate a motion calling for a referendum on the move
Thomas Pringle TD, who initiated the bill, says he would like to see the referendum held alongside the local and European elections in 2024.
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# Your Say
Evening Poll: Are you in favour of giving emigrants the right to vote in a presidential election?
However, Enda didn’t specify when the referendum will take place.
# RIGHT TO VOTE
Referendum to be held to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections
If passed, it would mean those North of the border would be able to cast their vote for the first time.
Voices
Irish in Britain being 'lovebombed' into staying in EU - but why?
Irish government is sending in the troops to support the anti-Brexit side, writes historian Bryce Evans, without giving Irish emigrants anything back.
# RIGHT TO VOTE
Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening
The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.
Voices
Column: Why I should be allowed to vote at 17
I will inherit the actions of the electorate’s decisions for decades to come, so why shouldn’t I be able to influence government policy too, asks Adam Houlihan.
# Suffragettes
Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?
The Constitutional Convention, kicking off today, is to consider lowering the minimum voting age. What would you do?
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey
Continuing our series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.