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Labour Party 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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsYes, but limit the amount they can donate

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsYes

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 within the first five years of living abroad


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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

Elections  ›  Seanad Éireann Referendum

Should the Seanad be abolished?

  Party’s support baseNo, but it should be reformed to increase its function and power

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseNo