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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

Parties Confirmed as “Approved Bodies” for 8 March Referendums

23 February 2024 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has today given notice that five political parties have registered with the Commission in order to be “Approved Bodies” for the 8 March Referendums. The Referendum Returning Officer has been notified of these Approved Bodies as set out in the Electoral Reform Act (2022). … Continued

Referendums Campaign Launches with Commitment to Independent, Clear and Accessible Information

25 January, 2024 – The independent information campaign for the two 8 March Referendums launched today, with a commitment from the Chair of Ireland’s independent electoral commission, An Coimisiún Toghcháin, that people can depend on the Electoral Commission for independent, clear and accessible information. An Coimisiún Toghcháin has taken on the role previously held by … Continued

Farmers Alliance Party Registered to Stand Candidates

12 January 2024 – The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by the Farmers Alliance party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil, local and European Parliament elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the … Continued

An Coimisiún to Deliver Public Information Campaign for March 8 Referendum

5 December 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin (An Coimisiún), Ireland’s independent electoral commission has confirmed that its planning is already underway to deliver information about the upcoming March 8 Referendum. Among its functions, An Coimisiún Toghcháin, has taken on the role previously held by the Referendum Commission to provide independent, impartial information about the proposals … Continued

The Irish People Party Registered to Stand Candidates

24 November 2023 –  The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by The Irish People party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil, Local and European elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission, Mr. Art O’Leary, as … Continued

Extra MEP Seat Recommended for Midlands-North West Constituency

20 November 2023 –An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has made its independent recommendations to the Oireachtas on the make-up of Ireland’s electoral constituencies for June’s European Parliament elections. The Commission recommends, in its report laid before the Oireachtas today, that an additional 14th MEP allocated to Ireland for the European Parliament elections, will … Continued

Independent Ireland Party Registered to Stand Candidates

10 November 2023 – The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by the Independent Ireland party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil, local and European elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral … Continued

Electoral Commission Research Proposals Published

10 November 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s new independent electoral commission has published its first Draft Research Programme 2024-2026. An Coimisiún holds a new and significant research role in electoral policy and procedures, and has under its statutory remit the ability to make recommendations to the Government arising from this research. One of the … Continued

Additional Irish MEP Seat Sees Call for Views on Euro Constituencies

29 September 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, The Electoral Commission invites submissions from members of the public to share their views on matters that should be considered when reporting on European Parliament constituencies.  The call for members of the public to share their views on the make-up of Ireland’s MEP Constituencies, comes as a result … Continued

New Political Party Registered to Stand Candidates

15 September 2023 – The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by the 100% Redress Party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil and local elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission, … Continued