Written Answers. - Emigrant Voting Rights.

Michael Ahern


51 Mr. M. Ahern asked the Minister for the Environment if he will grant postal votes to Irish missionaries abroad and to Irish workers employed by Irish firms abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3473/95]

The question of voting by Irish citizens resident abroad is being considered in the formulation of detailed proposals for legislation to govern voting by emigrants at Seanad elections. I refer to my reply to Questions Nos. 9, 57, 61 and 64 of 2 February 1995 on the subject.