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#Voting Rights

# voting-rights - This year 2022

Biden's push to save voting rights agenda appears doomed as key US senator opposes changes
# Senate
# Senate

Biden's push to save voting rights agenda appears doomed as key US senator opposes changes

Jan 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 18,145 Views 36 Comments

Biden argues that the national voting rights bills are vital to preserving US democracy.

# voting-rights - Last year 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 14,984 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 - All time

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 14,509 Views 74 Comments

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

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 10,656 Views 10 Comments

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

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 18,339 Views 12 Comments

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

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 47,497 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

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 16,696 Views 88 Comments

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

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 39,827 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.

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 27,066 Views 155 Comments

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

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 39,207 Views 148 Comments

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

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 197 Views 173 Comments

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

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 276 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.

'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 112 Views 72 Comments

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

'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 286 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.

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 21,107 Views 119 Comments

Are Irish citizens abroad unfairly left out?

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 216 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.

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 6,123 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.

"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 20,987 Views 172 Comments

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

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 8,618 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote

Apr 29th 2014, 7:25 PM 15,562 Views 21 Comments

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

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 184 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.

'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 7,159 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 4,488 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

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 7,435 Views 59 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said that the expansion is overdue.

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 7,475 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.

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 5,766 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.

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.

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 1,932 Views 62 Comments

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