Electoral Law

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Plans to reform electoral laws to prevent political parties from having their social media accounts managed from outside of Ireland could be "unworkable", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has suggested. According to the Irish Independent, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien will ask his Cab

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Legislative proposals to reform the electoral process, including by establishing an Electoral Commission for Ireland, regulating online advertising and amending the law to reflect Covid-19 restrictions, have been published. The general scheme of the Electoral Reform Bill, described as the "most sign

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Controversial proposals to redraw constituency boundaries for Westminster elections in Northern Ireland have been quashed after a legal challenge from a Belfast resident. The Court of Appeal found that the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland had misapplied the law, failed to give adequate reaso

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Independent TD Mattie McGrath has brought High Court proceedings aimed at allowing the vote in the Tipperary constituency in this Saturday's general election to go ahead. The ballot in Tipperary was called into question following the death of independent candidate Marese Skehan earlier this week.

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A challenge to the redrawing of electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Belfast tomorrow. Proposals published by the Boundary Commission last year would see the number of parliamentary seats in Northern Ireland cut from 18 to 17, as part of a broader redu

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The Electoral Commission should be given the power to initiate prosecutions at both national and local levels, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended. The proposal is one of 20 recommendations set out in a new report by the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on electoral campaigning transparen

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The High Court in Belfast will hand down its ruling on Monday on a legal challenge to the requirement for local and European election candidates to disclose their home address. Former SDLP councillor Máiría Cahill, who is supported by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC

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Draft legislation to hold a referendum on allowing Irish citizens abroad and in Northern Ireland to vote in presidential elections has been submitted to the Dáil. The Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Presidential Elections) Bill 2019 provides for a referendum to amend article 12 of

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The Standards in Public Office Commission has called for a "full legislative review" of electoral legislation to ensure it is fit for the 21st century. The ethics watchdog warned that the Electoral Act 1997 is "now over 20 years old and requires modernisation".

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