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What does it mean to be an equal citizen with the rest of your country?

An important part of the fight for civil rights in the North was equal voting rights. To this day, not every person who is #Irish can vote for our president.

Why is this?

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The centenary event in Armagh last year sparked much debate.
@PresidentIRL said that he was 'incorrectly referred to as president of the Republic of Ireland, not president of Ireland.'
Isn't it only fair that everyone in Ireland gets the chance to vote for who is President?
On the #SharedIreland podcast in 2019 @NiallSF described how ‘the president isn’t the president of a landmass…they’re representative of the Irish people and the Irish people are broader than the 26-county state.'

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If you all would allow me, I’d like to talk a bit about the recent referendum we had back in Ireland. On May 25th we removed the constitutional ban that denied abortion to all women except in the case of certain death. #Repealed
I understand that this might be a difficult topic for a lot of people. And that’s ok. But what my country went through was extremely difficult and while it was an extremely tough task, I am so proud of the outcome and of what we managed to do with dignity and respect
A bit of a back story. Many of you may recall in 2015, Ireland voted to legalise gay marriage. I was living in Finland at the time and I flew #hometovote for that. I would never have missed that vote.
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1) So here's a little tale of #hometovote and #abroadforyes I had yesterday
2) was on the FB group Abroad for Yes which essentially is Irish (and some non Irish) people abroad who don;t have a vote sending funds to those who have to enable them to get home to #repealthe8th
3) It's a wonderful place. People y/day buying last minute flights home for hundreds and being fully funded in less than 30 mins. People chipping in what the can, we nearly broke paypal
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