For and Against: Should Irish citizens abroad have the right to vote in Presidential Elections

Early in 2017 the then-Taoiseach Enda Kenny, speaking in Philadelphia, announced a referendum on whether to grant citizens abroad the right to vote in presidential elections. Here we consider the arguments For: Lucas Brun There are practical reasons why citizens abroad should be entitled to vote. Some say that these people will not be affected…

For & Against: Catalan Independence

Context: On 1 October, a disputed referendum was held in Catalonia, asking whether the region should be an independent state. Spanish police forcefully closed many polling stations, with photos of voters, beaten & bloody, frequently appearing in the media.  This vote was suspended by Spain’s Constitutional Court, which later declared the result – which organisers…