There is a growing interest in emigrant voting rights as the number of emigrants rises. Many of these people who have departed from Ireland recently don’t realise that Ireland’s laws make voting illegal for anyone who plans on staying out of the country for longer than 18 months. The purpose of this site is to alert people to this situation, and describe why it should change.
This site is a spinoff of GlobalIrish.ie, which explores many issues of emigration and diaspora. I decided to set it up as a dedicated site because of the rising importance of this issue.
About Noreen Bowden
I’ve been involved in issues related to Irish emigration and the diaspora for many years. I’m also an online media specialist. My past experience includes working as web editor and general manager of the Irish Emigrant news service in Galway, and the director of the Emigrant Advice Network.
Contact me via email at Noreen(at)globalirish.ie.