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#Voting Rights

From TheJournal.ie Campaigners want to 'bust some myths' about presidential voting rights for citizens abroad Referendum

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.

From TheJournal.ie Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country Voting Rights

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that Referenda
From TheJournal.ie Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president Citizenship

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%.

From TheJournal.ie Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive' Voting Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy Voting Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Living in Hong Kong, my citizenship means more than just what’s written on my passport' GE16

'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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

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

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote Voting Rights

"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.

From TheJournal.ie What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad? Emigration

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.

From TheJournal.ie Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote Ruffragette

Police called after UK rottweiler registered to vote

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again? Emigrant Vote

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora Emigrants

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK Oireachtas Agenda

Seanad reform, wind energy and Irish prisoners in the UK

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published Seanad Reform

Plan to increase Seanad voters by 650,000 published

Minister Phil Hogan said that the expansion is overdue.

From TheJournal.ie If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side Gallant Allies

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government to hold referendum on lowering voting age to 16 Voting Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights court rules that prisoners should be allowed to vote Voting Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

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.