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‘Votings Rights will help ensure citizens aren’t left behind’ - Ó Donnghaile

19 January, 2019 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that passing a referendum on the extension of Presidential Voting Rights will ensure citizens in the north aren’t left behind by the Irish government. 

Speaking in Belfast today, Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said:

“The upcoming referendum on extending votes in presidential elections will be a positive opportunity to affirm the government’s commitment to never again to leave citizens in the north behind. 

“It can also provide Ireland and our global diaspora with a tangible and positive link to each other.

“As we prepare to mark the anniversary of An Chéad Dáil, the upcoming poll announced by the government can afford Ireland the opportunity of having yet another truly national election, ensuring that all of our people have an equal say in what is an important office and expression of Irish life. 

“In 2019 it is crucially important that Irish political, community, civic and cultural organisations here and overseas are engaged and prepared for this momentous vote. 

“There is an onus now on the government to ensure they facilitate the required gathering to ensure this crucial and timely referenda will be won in the most collaborative and positive way possible.”

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