McLoughlin welcomes Saturday vote

Sligo based TD Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the Government’s decision to announce the Children’s Referendum is to take place on Saturday, November 10th.

Sligo based TD Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the Government’s decision to announce the Children’s Referendum is to take place on Saturday, November 10th.

Speaking last week, the Sligo/North Leitrim Deputy said: “This is the first time that a national plebiscite will be held on a Saturday which I hope will enable a significant number of extra people to vote in this referendum.

“Last June under a Topical Issues debate, I called on the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to allow Saturdays as the voting day. I am glad that this will happen to allow more people to vote and ensure many school children will not lose a school day and in turn inconvenience many parents as a lot of polling booths are based in schools.”