A Galway West TD has welcomed the publication of the report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government which looked at island voting.

Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon O’Cuiv says he welcomes the report and supports the recommendation that the Electoral Amendment Voting on Islands Bill 2014 should proceed to Committee stage.

Deputy O’Cuiv says the report marks another positive step in ensuring that islanders have the same rights as people living on the mainland with regard to voting times. He says islanders want to vote in elections and referenda on the same day as the rest of the country, rather than having to vote ahead of time.

Deputy O’Cuiv says he has noted a number of points raised in the report, which he will be taking into account when framing his amendments to the Bill.

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