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#Voting Rights

# voting-rights - Monday 1 March, 2021

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

A slim majority in favour of giving citizens in Northern Ireland and abroad a vote in presidential elections

Mar 1st 2021, 1:48 PM 14,839 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State for Electoral Reform has said that a “stand alone” referendum on the issue would be his preference.

# voting-rights - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Campaigners want to 'bust some myths' about presidential voting rights for citizens abroad
# Referendum
# Referendum

Campaigners want to 'bust some myths' about presidential voting rights for citizens abroad

Jul 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,479 Views 74 Comments

We’ve been promised a referendum on the issue later this year.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Apr 16th 2019, 7:51 PM 10,639 Views 10 Comments

The changes won’t be in place before the May election date

# voting-rights - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left
# Brexit Limbo
# Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Feb 19th 2019, 8:33 PM 18,328 Views 12 Comments

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,370 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# voting-rights - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president

Sep 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,612 Views 88 Comments

A poll has found support for extending voting rights at 27%.

# voting-rights - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'

Jun 9th 2018, 9:00 AM 39,786 Views 80 Comments

Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.

# voting-rights - Friday 29 December, 2017

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland's presidential elections?

Dec 29th 2017, 9:30 AM 27,046 Views 155 Comments

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
# Save The Dates
# Save The Dates

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 39,165 Views 148 Comments

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# voting-rights - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'

May 14th 2017, 9:30 AM 179 Views 173 Comments

It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy

Nov 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 255 Views 87 Comments

Extending voting rights to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would strengthen, expand and enrich our democratic system, writes James Doorley.

# voting-rights - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'
# GE16
# GE16

'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport'

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 94 Views 72 Comments

The ‘home to vote’ campaign pushed for us all to come home, the message is different now, writes Aaron Mc Nicholas.

# voting-rights - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Feb 11th 2016, 5:00 PM 171 Views 195 Comments

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

# voting-rights - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Poll: Should Irish emigrants be allowed vote for the Irish president?
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Poll: Should Irish emigrants be allowed vote for the Irish president?

Dec 27th 2015, 8:53 AM 21,080 Views 119 Comments

Are Irish citizens abroad unfairly left out?

# voting-rights - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...

Nov 13th 2014, 8:15 AM 194 Views 63 Comments

A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks
# Referendum
# Referendum

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks

Nov 4th 2014, 7:05 PM 6,099 Views 76 Comments

A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.

# voting-rights - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,974 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# voting-rights - Saturday 19 July, 2014

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?
# Emigration
# Emigration

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?

Jul 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,598 Views 52 Comments

What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote
# Ruffragette
# Ruffragette

Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote

Apr 29th 2014, 7:25 PM 15,547 Views 21 Comments

The dog’s name is Zeus and he is 63 in dog years.

# voting-rights - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Column: Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again?
# Emigrant Vote
# Emigrant Vote

Column: Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again?

Mar 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 156 Views 72 Comments

The timeframe for the Government to respond to the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention regarding the voting rights of Irish abroad has elapsed, write Oliver Moran and Sarah Cantwell.

# voting-rights - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora

Mar 11th 2014, 1:37 PM 7,138 Views 153 Comments

Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Mar 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,474 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# voting-rights - Friday 14 February, 2014

Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published

Feb 14th 2014, 4:12 PM 7,419 Views 59 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said that the expansion is overdue.

# voting-rights - Monday 3 February, 2014

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side
# Gallant Allies
# Gallant Allies

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:21 PM 7,457 Views 97 Comments

The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.

# voting-rights - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16

Jul 10th 2013, 12:01 PM 5,741 Views 71 Comments

The referendum is likely to be held on the same day as a number of other votes designed to modernise the Constitution.

# voting-rights - 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 3,039 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.

# voting-rights - Friday 16 March, 2012

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore

Mar 16th 2012, 9:25 AM 1,914 Views 62 Comments

However, the Tánaiste says that the extension is currently only being considered for presidential elections.

# voting-rights - Thursday 6 January, 2011