Written answers

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Referendum Campaigns

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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478. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when it is planned to hold a referendum on presidential voting rights for those living outside the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15847/20]

Photo of Colm BrophyColm Brophy (Dublin South West, Fine Gael)
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We are committed to holding a referendum on extending the franchise at Presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the State.

The Government will shortly restore the Thirty-Ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Presidential Elections) Bill to the Dáil Order Paper.

The date for the holding of the referendum will be decided once the legislation has been approved by the Oireachtas.


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