Council - 4th September 2018
To consider the following motion to which due notice has been given:
“That this Council acknowledges the commitments made in the Brexit negotiations (both the Joint Report and the Draft Agreement) where Irish/EU citizens in the north of Ireland will continue to enjoy, exercise and have access to rights, opportunities and benefits as EU citizens;
- Recognises that this body of rights includes democratic rights ie the right to vote and stand as candidates in EU elections;
- Calls on the Irish Government to facilitate this right given that Ireland has been allocated two additional MEP seats;
- Calls on the Irish Government to amend the legislation, allocate those seats to the north of Ireland and allow citizens in the north to vote for candidates for these seats in order that they may be represented in the EU Parliament;
This Council will write to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government requesting this”.
Proposed by: Councillor McCaffrey, seconded by Councillor Greene and supported by Councillors O’Reilly and J Feely