Saturday 25 November 2017

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

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
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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.

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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