Monday 20 February 2017

Kenny's Brexit poll advice to Irish living abroad rings hollow

Published 07/06/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: canvassed Irish people living in the UK. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: canvassed Irish people living in the UK. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It was with much interest that I recently read about Taoiseach Enda Kenny actively canvassing Irish people living in London to vote to keep the UK in the European Union in the upcoming Brexit referendum.

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The irony is we must remind ourselves that Irish emigrants do not have the right to vote in their homeland - in either local or national elections.

In the recent past, Mr Kenny has pledged to hold a referendum on the right of the diaspora to vote in our presidential elections on some future date.

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