Joey Kavanagh

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The Get the Boat to Vote campaign saw young emigrants return to vote in the 2015 marriage equality referendum, using the #Hometovote hashtag on social media. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tens of thousands of recent Irish emigrants could potentially legally vote during the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Friday, May 25th. But, in (...)

Members of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at the International Women’s Day march in 2017. Photograph: John Wells

On May 21st, 2015, the day before Ireland voted to introduce marriage equality, #HometoVote began to trend on Twitter. By 5pm on the day of the refere(...)

Six in 10 emigrants surveyed for The Irish Times said they would like to be able to vote indefinitely after moving abroad, while about one in three said it should be limited to a certain number of years. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Irish citizens living abroad don’t have the right to vote in Ireland, but the majority of recent emigrants would like this to change, according to th(...)

Dave Tynan, Nicky Gogan and Joey Kavanagh are taking part in a panel discussion at Other Voices called Ireland’s Edge: Creativity, The Diaspora and Realising Potential.

At the Other Voices music festival this weekend, a conference will explore how arts and culture can drive Ireland’s competitiveness. A special Generat(...)

A group of about 30 young Irish people living in London departed on the train from Euston station at 9am this morning to make the journey back to Dublin to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

Irish emigrants may have no right to vote from abroad, but many are not letting that stop them from casting a ballot in today’s referendums. At(...)

Unlike students living away from home, prisoners, Gardaí based overseas or people whose line of work prevents them from voting at their local polling station, Irish emigrants who are still eligible to vote under existing electoral law cannot avail of the option of a postal vote. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Under Irish electoral law, emigrants retain their right to vote for a period of 18 months, provided they plan to return home within that timeframe. Ac(...)