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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): UK Referendum on EU Membership, Cross-Border Health Services Provision, Broadband Service Provision, Hospital Waiting Lists, Cross-Border Projects

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Voting Rights in Northern Ireland: Discussion (18 May 2017)

“I thank the witnesses for their presentations. By way of introduction, my initial interest would be to ensure that every citizen in the Twenty-six Counties can cast their vote. I do not have the percentages with me. There has been talk of personal, postal, proxy and electronic voting, although we should not dare to mention electronic voting. The franchise in the Twenty-six Counties does...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Voting Rights in Northern Ireland: Discussion (18 May 2017)

“It depends on whether one looks at it from an academic point of view or as a minor or major politician contesting any election. I am all for democracy, as is everybody, but I could not help but think of the phrase "Bono for President" because they would all be out with the diaspora looking for the vote. On the issue of challenging the court on the right to vote, I understand where the...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Voting Rights in Northern Ireland: Discussion (18 May 2017)

“I am seeking clarification. I have no difficulty in extending the franchise for presidential elections. However, we still have not grasped the issue of directly elected mayors in local authorities from a 26 county perspective because personality politics are involved. I do not mind saying we could end up with somebody who has a very high profile, such as Bono, being elected. That could...”

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