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#Voting Rights

# voting-rights - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

# voting-rights - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

# voting-rights - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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...

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# voting-rights - Friday 14 February, 2014

Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore

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

# voting-rights - Thursday 6 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: As hospitals are hit by the worst bed crisis in years, VHI announces price increases; Gerry Ryan’s autopsy report, and the big snow is coming back.