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Why is there no system for Irish citizen living abroad to vote in Irish elections and referendums like there is in many other countries?

More than one in six Irish-born people are now living abroad,Thats the highest share of any country in the OECD.

Analysis from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows 17.5 per cent of people over the age of 15 who were born in Ireland were residing overseas in 2014, topping the survey of the 34 OECD member countries.

Emigration has always been a part of Irish society and culture its just something we do even when the country is booming we will leave for better opportunities elsewhere

You will find Irish people in every corner of the globe its in our nature to travel , it probably has something to do with being an Island nation on the Periphery of Europe

During the economic downturn and financial crash of 2008 the Irish government factored in the number of Irish who would leave when calculating its Austerity budgets . Emigration has always been Ireland safety valve . Countries in Southern Europe such as Spain and Italy had high youth unemployment where as The Irish youth simply Immigrated to Canada , the UK , or Australia .

the OECD cited high unemployment, poor career prospects and low salaries compared to other advanced economies. Average salaries for recent graduates in Ireland fell about 12 per cent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Central Bank of Ireland.

The public sector recruitment embargo had an impact on career opportunities for workers in these sectors in Ireland, according to the OECD assessment, with one in five Irish emigrants employed in the health and social work sectors in their destination countries. A significant proportion are also employed in education, while high numbers working in real estate, renting and business services reflect the contraction in these sectors during the recession.

The last recession in Ireland caused emigration to “resurge” after a period of high immigration and low emigration during the Celtic Tiger, the “resulting population outflow had been large, both by international and Irish historical standards”.

In 2014 A total of 80,900 people of all nationalities moved out of Ireland of that number Some 35,300 Irish nationals left.

When times are tough the Irish leave its something that is culturally accepted and the norm , we all have cousins in America or England , The Irish Diaspora is 80 odd million . The USA alone has almost 40 million Irish Americans .

The reason why voting rights are not extended to the Irish abroad is for a variety of reasons , one there are simply too many Irish abroad that if given the vote could drastically effect an outcome of an election .

Would a government want to feel the ire of people who because of their economic policies had to leave the country , thats probably one reason .

A lot of those Irish living elsewhere have not lived in Ireland for decades and have probably culturally assimilated in to their host country ,they have been away so long that they would have little understanding of the political dynamics of Ireland.

The Occam’s Razor answer Ireland is unique with 17% of our population lives abroad extending voting privileges to them could drastically effect the outcome of an election .

Steps have are being taken to extend voting to Irish citizens abroad . The Citizens Assembly has made a number of recommendations

In 2019, another three referendums will take place.

One of the questions to be put to the people in June 2019 is if voting rights should be extended to citizens living abroad.

The proposed changes will allow people living outside the State to vote in presidential elections.

It’s a happy medium if it is successful chances are eventually those voting rights could be extended further . there are arguments for and against extending the voting rights . should the Referendum take place next year people will have there say in the democratic process in a fair manner .

One in six Irish-born people now live abroad

Poll: Should citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in Ireland’s presidential elections?