Get the Boat to Vote organiser on emigrant vote and return campaigns

Emigrant voting rights are likely to be discussed at this weekend’s Other Voices music festival in Dingle, as a special Generation Emigrant panel examines ways to encourage the “Creative Diaspora” to return home. The Irish Times carries a report in advance, which is worth reading. Joey Kavanagh of the Get the Boat to Vote campaignContinue reading “Get the Boat to Vote organiser on emigrant vote and return campaigns”

Mary Hickman on why it’s time to give emigrants the vote

Professor Mary Hickman, the head of Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad, has written an article in the Irish TimesĀ  detailing VICA’s plans to push for emigrant voting rights in 2016. She explains that the issue is becoming increasingly relevant, with the pressure building from a number of political sources within Ireland: Pressure is not onlyContinue reading “Mary Hickman on why it’s time to give emigrants the vote”