Recommendation to extend voting rights to Irish abroad

RTE | Nov 13, 2014

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An Oireachtas committee has recommended that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens living abroad.

The Joint Committee on European Affairs also recommended that an electoral commission be set up to establish how best such voting rights could be implemented.

Earlier this month, Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan said that Irish citizens abroad should be able to vote in Irish Presidential elections.

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Author: UI