Third Level Representative for Ógra Fianna Fáil Eamon Quinlan has described the decision by the Fine Gael/Labour Government to hold the forthcoming Presidential Election on a Thursday as “hypocritical and a cause of great concern to hundreds of thousands of students”.
Speaking following today’s announcement, Eamon Quinlan urged the Government to urgently consider moving the election to a weekend in order to facilitate those studying away from home.
“Both Fine Gael and Labour have been heavily critical in the past when an election was scheduled for a Thursday. This is yet another example of a complete u-turn by the coalition parties.
“It absolute hypocrisy from Fine Gael and Labour who have now reneged on promises they made in the past promises to facilitate students wishing to exercise their right to vote. I am urging the Government to change polling in the forthcoming Presidential Election to a Saturday or Sunday.”