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Migrants' political rights - right to vote to national/local elections

Key Area:
Political & Civic Participation
27/02/2012 - 12:48
Short Answer

In general, non-Irish nationals may only vote in certain elections (local and/or EU) and are excluded from every national election and referendum.

Qualitative Info
  • Irish citizens may vote at every election and referendum;
  • British citizens may vote at Dáil elections, European elections and local elections;
  • Other European Union (EU) citizens may vote at European and local elections
  • Non-EU citizens may vote at local elections only.

Source: Right to Vote in Ireland.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Ethnic minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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