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Bertie Ahern’s policies on electoral issues

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Elections  ›  Retirement Age of Politicians

Should politicians be required to wait until the age of 65 to receive a pension?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseYes, they should have the same entitlements as the citizens they represent

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Party’s support baseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Voting Rights Abroad

Should Irish citizens, living abroad and in Northern Ireland, have the right to vote in presidential elections?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for citizens living in Northern Ireland


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Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Ireland, have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if they are European Union citizens

Elections  ›  Seanad Éireann Referendum

Should the Seanad be abolished?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseNo