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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.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) takes part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in Philadelphia, as part of his US visit.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) takes part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in Philadelphia, as part of his US visit.
Image: PA Wire/PA Images

SPEAKING IN PHILADELPHIA this afternoon, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government has decided to allow a referendum which would allow emigrants vote for an Irish president.

Kenny said the decision was “in line with the recommendations of the Convention on the Constitution.”

If passed, it would mean those North of the border would be able to cast their vote for the first time.

So, this evening we’re asking: Are you in favour of giving emigrants the right to vote in a presidential election? 


Poll Results:

No (8836)
Yes (7205)
Don't know (881)



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