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Republic Of Ireland Citizens

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the voting rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of citizens of the Republic of Ireland; and how they compare with the voting rights of United Kingdom citizens in the Republic of Ireland.

Citizens of the Irish Republic who are registered for electoral purposes in the United Kingdom may vote at Westminster and European Parliament elections throughout the United Kingdom, but at local elections in Great Britain only.I understand that United Kingdom citizens who are registered for electoral purposes in the Irish Republic may vote at local elections and at elections of Irish representatives to the European Parliament, but not at elections to the Dail.