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Irish citizens in Northern Ireland and elsewhere could be
given the right to vote in Irish presidential elections.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Irish Government will hold
He made the announcement during a speech in America.
And Kenny made the announcement as he began -- began a tour of US
cities. He confirmed the Government had
decided to move forward with plans to hold a referendum to give the
right to vote in presidential elections to Irish citizens abroad
and in Northern Ireland. There is no more fitting time, and no more
fitting place, as we look forward to our worldwide celebration of St
Patrick's day. And all but that means for what it is to be Irish.
This decision of the Government is a clear recognition of the importance
that Ireland touches to her citizens, wherever they may be, to
our diaspora all over the world. The change would apply only to
presidential elections, and not to Dail elections. More details will be
published later this month. The referendum is unlikely to be held
this year. Assuming it passes, the change would come into effect after
the presidential election in 2018. As many as 1 million extra people
would be eligible to vote. The Taoiseach's announcement has
been welcomed by nationalists. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
said his party had been pressing for citizens in the north
to have a vote in Irish presidential elections
since the Good Friday Agreement. SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said
it was right that people here should have a voice
in electing the president. Two men, believed to be a father
and son, have been injured after their helicopter crash landed
in the garden of a house It happened just outside Carlingford
at around 5:15 this evening. One of the men has been flown
by coastguard helicopter The other man has been taken away
from the crash site by ambulance A man's been charged
with manslaughter in connection with the death of a man
in Lurgan last Thursday. 29-year-old Paul Gerard Curran
was found dead inside Another man and a woman who were
arrested have been released. The Secretary of State for Exiting
the European Union, David Davis, has promised that ensuring
a frictionless Irish border is one of his top priorities in reaching
a deal with the European Union. It's thought that Prime Minister
Theresa May could trigger Article 50 Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show,
David Davis said the Government was working to maintain an invisible
border, was working to maintain
an invisible border. We have talked to the Irish
Government about it, they are onside. We are determined to do it.
The Commission, remember, have a part to play in the peace process.
-- had a part to play. They are absolutely determined in their mind
that this is not going to go wrong. So that is the combination of
determination that exists here. A barman is in a serious
condition in hospital, after he was assaulted
in Carrickfergus last night. The man, who was working
in the Royal Oak bar in Green Street, suffered serious
head injuries after he was attacked by a number of people just
after half past nine. Three men aged 36, 52
and 50 have been arrested. Police are appealing
for information. It must have been shopping for
customers and staff in the bar. The police have described the assault is
brutal, and there were serious head injuries. So it is very concerning.
-- it must have been shocking. Sport, and Jonathan Rea remains
on course for a third World Superbike Championship,
winning both races at The Northern Ireland rider
won the opening race And despite starting race two
on the third row of the grid, Rea steered his Kawasaki
through to take the chequered flag. He has now registered four
consecutive wins in the first two rounds of the Championship,
which he leads by 30 points. In Gaelic football, Tyrone have
beaten Cavan to go top of Division One in the Allianz
League. The match ended Tyrone 19 points,
Cavan a goal and 9 points. The weather for the week ahead
now, with Cecilia Daly. It was pretty mild in some areas
this weekend, not everywhere but most places had some decent
temperatures and a bit of sunshine. It will get quite chilly over parts
of County Down, and cloudy as Wayne and drizzle moves in in the early
hours. Lots of it will have gone by early morning, and Monday looks like
a dry day in most places. There will be some sunshine around, but a
cloudy start. Brightening up, and it should feel pretty mild especially
by the afternoon. A lot of fine weather to come across the UK and
Ireland tomorrow, especially across the Republic in southern Britain.
Some rain across North West Scotland later in the afternoon, and there
will be one or two showers across Northern Ireland later in the day.
But until then it looks like being dry with some sunshine. Then on
Tuesday it is a much breezy day across northern Britain, Northern
Ireland and the Republic. There will be some showers around as well, but
further south towards London it should stay dry. On Wednesday still
quite breezy in places, but it is a mild breeze so a lot of places will
have a nice day on Wednesday, with some sunshine, most of the -- then
on Thursday rain will affect more areas, especially across the north
and west, and we will see a drop in temperature. So the first half of
the week is mild, a few showers mainly on Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday looked like being more unsettled and cooler. -- look like.
is at twenty five past six in the morning.