Written Answers. - Emigrant Voting Rights.

Michael Ahern

Ceist:

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.