Electoral law

Independent TD challenges delay to Tipperary vote

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has brought High Court proceedings aimed at allowing the vote in the Tipperary constituency in this Saturday's general election to go ahead.

Published 5 February 2020

Máiría Cahill granted leave to challenge election address disclosure rules

Former SDLP councillor Máiría Cahill has been granted leave by the High Court in Belfast to challenge the requirement for local election candidates to disclose their home address.

Published 4 February 2020

Challenge to redrawing of electoral constituencies to be heard on appeal

A challenge to the redrawing of electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Belfast tomorrow.

Published 22 January 2020

MPs call for Electoral Commission to be given prosecutorial powers

The Electoral Commission should be given the power to initiate prosecutions at both national and local levels, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.

Published 20 January 2020

Court to rule on challenge to election candidate address disclosure

The High Court in Belfast will hand down its ruling on Monday on a legal challenge to the requirement for local and European election candidates to disclose their home address.

Published 22 November 2019

Bill for referendum on Irish presidential elections franchise published

Draft legislation to hold a referendum on allowing Irish citizens abroad and in Northern Ireland to vote in presidential elections has been submitted to the Dáil.

Published 17 September 2019

Ethics watchdog calls for 'full legislative review' of electoral laws

The Standards in Public Office Commission has called for a "full legislative review" of electoral legislation to ensure it is fit for the 21st century.

Published 25 July 2019

Election candidate with restraining orders forced to withdraw over address discrepancy

A sitting councillor has been forced to withdraw from next month's local government elections after refusing to publicly disclose her home address.

Published 5 April 2019