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Referendum plan to allow emigrants vote for president

Voting rights likely to be given to passport holders only

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

5th June, 2016
Joe McHugh

A new plan is being drawn up to allow emigrants to vote in the next presidential election due to the departure of Labour from government.

The measure was recommended by the Constitutional Convention back in 2013 but it was never put to a referendum.

According to Fine Gael sources, the Labour Party would not support the holding of a referendum during the last government, saying that the necessary structures had not been worked out.

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