Give Irish citizens abroad the vote in all elections

Give Irish citizens abroad the vote in all elections

Our emigrant communities made us who we are today. We should give them a say in our future, from choosing a government to changing the Constitution

At some point over the next two years, we will be asked to extend the vote in Irish presidential elections to Irish citizens who do not live in the 26 counties of our Republic. While to some this may seem like a trivial question, it goes to the very heart of what it is to be Irish and what it is to be a citizen. In my view, the vote for all citizens should not only be extended for presidential elections, but to all elections and referendums held in our country.

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