Voting age 'should be reduced to 17'

Voting age 'should be reduced to 17'

An Oireachtas commitee is recommending the voting age be reduced from 18 to 17.

The Committee on the Constitution is also suggesting a six-month time limit in which to hold a by-election.

There are currently three seats unfilled in the Dáil yet the Government has not announced a date for any of the by-elections, which are needed to elect new candidates.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Michael Kennedy, who is on the committee, said there was cross party agreement that this should be the case.


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