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Ó Donnghaile welcomes Presidential voting call from Newry, Mourne Down Council

5 December, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the call from Newry, Mourne and Down Council for voting rights in the presidential election to be extended across the island. 

Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said; 

"I welcome Newry, Mourne and Down Council's support for a Sinn Féin motion calling for voting rights in the Presidential election to be extended to all Irish citizens across the island and throughout the Irish diaspora. 

"Extending voting rights in the Presidential election was recommended by the Constitutional Convention and has long been a Sinn  Féin policy. 

"Mid Ulster Council, Derry City and Strabane Council and now Newry, Mourne and Down have all added their support to calls to extend this basic democratic right.

"I have also raised this important issue in the Seanad. 

"It is now incumbent on the Taoiseach to listen to the growing demand across the island for all Irish citizens to be able to elect their president." 

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