Irish living abroad urged to cast a symbolic vote

Leading Irish singer Christy Moore is more at home in the concert hall than the debating chamber but he’s obviously a democrat at heart.

He’s alerted his fans to a website giving Irish people living abroad a chance to have a say in the coming General Election.

Under Irish law, citizens living abroad are not allowed to vote. That’s why the website has been set up.

It allows people to cast symbolic vote. It won’t count in the election but it’s a chance to make a statement about where you stand on the choices facing Ireland at the moment.