Agenda item

Referendum on the Right of all Irish Citizens

Minutes:

Councillor Tierney Moved, Seconded by Councillor Farrell

That    That this Council recognises the unique ability of people living in Northern Ireland to hold citizenship of Britain, Ireland or both, as a result of the Good Friday Agreement:

 

Welcomes the announcement from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD and the Irish Government of their intent to hold a referendum on the right of all Irish citizens, including the diaspora, to take part in the election of Uachtarán na hÉireann;

and believes that this is an important opportunity to expand the democratic participation of people across Northern Ireland in the election of the President of Ireland.

After voting by a show of hands the result was as follows:

 

For – 22; Against – 5; Abstentions – 2.

 

The Motion was therefore carried and the Council

 

Resolved       That this Council recognises the unique ability of people living in Northern Ireland to hold citizenship of Britain, Ireland or both, as a result of the Good Friday Agreement:

 

Welcomes the announcement from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD and the Irish Government of their intent to hold a referendum on the right of all Irish citizens, including the diaspora, to take part in the election of Uachtarán na hÉireann;

and believes that this is an important opportunity to expand the democratic participation of people across Northern Ireland in the election of the President of Ireland.