Government blocks Islanders from voting on the same day as mainlanders

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – November 19, 2015 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleMcIlroy two off the pace in DubaiNext articleCatriona Jennings to compete at World 50k Championships News Highland WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Government blocks Islanders from voting on the same day as mainlanderscenter_img Donegal’s Islanders will still have to vote ahead of those on the mainland after the Government voted against an amendment to the electoral bill 2015.Voters on 12 offshore islands, 5 in Donegal, cast their ballots ahead of the rest of the country in case bad weather delays the journey of the ballot boxes to the count centre.Sinn Fein says this does not just undermine the democratic rights of islanders but is also unconstitutional.Deputy Pearse Doherty says enough is enough:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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