Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
86. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the commitment in the programme for Government to hold a referendum on extending the franchise at presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the State. [38896/20]
The Government is committed to holding a referendum on extending the franchise at Presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the State.
We have restored 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.