Monday 1 May 2017

Don't give diaspora a vote - they don't live with the consequences

Enda Kenny proposes allowing the diaspora to vote in the presidential election. Photo: Tom Burke
Enda Kenny proposes allowing the diaspora to vote in the presidential election. Photo: Tom Burke
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Having virtually destroyed local government, Enda Kenny now wants to extend his version of democracy by giving the vote on the presidency to the diaspora.

The issue has been reported as if a) it is a good thing and b) that it has widespread support. Yes, in public discourse, many politicians advocate it and the media do champion it.

However, I do not support the notion of prolonged voting rights for people who do not live here in this State.

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