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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

Treat Every Day Like April Fool’s Day When Sourcing Information for June’s Elections

1 April, 2024 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has advised people to bring the same critical thinking that they use to dodge April Fool’s Day pranks today, to combatting false information about June’s upcoming elections. An Coimisiún Toghcháin, as Ireland’s independent electoral commission has created three 30-second social media videos warning people to … Continued

As Referendum Concludes, An Coimisiún Toghcháin Sets out Details of Campaign Period.

9 March, 2024 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has set out the final details of its information campaign which launched on January 25 for the two referendum campaigns and concluded when the polls opened yesterday. Over the six weeks of the campaign period, An Coimisiún Toghcháin: An Coimisiún Toghchain, as Ireland’s independent electoral … Continued

Limerick Mayoral Elections Set for June

7 March, 2024 – Ireland’s independent electoral commission, An Coimisiún Toghcháin has welcomed the signing into law by President Michael D. Higgins of the Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2023. The law provides for the establishment of an office of mayor for Limerick City and County and for an election to select Limerick’s … Continued

An Coimisiún Toghcháin announces establishment of Research Advisory Group

23 February 2024 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has today announced the membership of its Research Advisory Group. This diverse and expert group will support An Coimisiún in delivering its ambitious programme of research proposed in its draft Research Programme 2024-2026. This includes a range of potential research themes across five strands, … Continued

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