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Brexit delays referendum on diaspora voting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had promised to hold a referendum next month on giving Irish citizens living abroad the right to vote in presidential election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
15th September, 2019

The referendum to give voting rights to the Irish diaspora is to be delayed due to the Brexit stand-off.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had promised to hold a referendum next month on giving Irish citizens living abroad the right to vote in presidential elections. This would include the 1.8 million people living in the North and the 1.7 million Irish citizens living in all other countries around the world.

However, the necessary referendum bill has not yet been...

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