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FOI Request 18/008


Category

Oireachtas

Reference

FOI Request 18/008

Request

All briefing material including memos, circulars, emails, background papers, preparatory advice, minutes of meetings, reports, documents and publications provided to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade following the Government Decision (S180/20/10/1841) of 7 March 2017 to date which approved, in principle, the holding of a referendum to amend the Constitution to extend the franchise at presidential elections to include Irish citizens resident outside the State, including citizens resident in Northern Ireland.

I also wish to request any preparatory material and/or guidelines prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to a referendum extending the franchise at presidential elections to include Irish citizens resident outside of the State, including citizens resident in Northern Ireland from 7th March 2017 to date.

I also wish to request any correspondence between the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to plans for a referendum to amend the Constitution to extend the franchise at presidential elections to include Irish citizens’ resident outside the state, including citizens resident in Northern Ireland from 7th March 2017 to date.

I also wish to request any correspondence related to meetings and minutes of meetings between the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to plans for a referendum to amend the Constitution to extend the franchise at presidential elections to include Irish citizens resident outside the State, including citizens resident in Northern Ireland from 7th March to date.

Date

January 5, 2018

Replied

January 31, 2018

Reply 18/008

Schedule 18/008