Some 52 per cent of 1,131 people asked by polling company Ireland Thinks last month said that all Irish citizens abroad should be entitled to vote, with 39 per cent opposed to the idea.

A narrow majority of people believe that all Irish citizens with valid passports who are living abroad should be allowed to vote in future presidentia(...)

Alain Luma embraces Fabienne Gay on her return from Canada at Dublin Airport  for Christmas in 2019. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has agreed a new strategy for engaging a “broad and inclusive” Irish diaspora and embracing the need “to heal relationships” with emigr(...)