Campaigners for a 'No' vote in the referendum have expressed disappointment with the result and have called for wide ranging consultation, before legislation is drawn up.
- Title Campaigners For A No Vote In Referendum Disappointed
- 1st Broadcast 13/06/2004
- ContributorVivienne Traynor (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:31
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Children No Longer Have A Constitutional Right to Irish Citizenship
- Extended description
On 11 June 2004 a referendum on Irish citizenship took place in Ireland.
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution provided that children who were born in Ireland to non-national parents would no longer have an automatic right to citizenship of the Republic of Ireland.
79% of votes supported the change to the constitution meaning that children born in the Republic of Ireland to non-Irish nationals will no longer have a constitutional right to Irish citizenship. The government had campaiged for a 'yes' vote in the referendum.
The Immigrant Council wants a forum on immigration to be set up immediately to examine all issues arising, while the Alliance for Children's Rights has said the government must now honour commitments made during the campaign to protect the rights of all children.
Filipino immigrants Arnel Kidpalos and Jim Cortez, both nurses, talk about their disappointment with the result of the referendum. Ray Dooley of the Children's Rights Alliance and Denise Charlton of the Immigrant Council stress the need for reform and legislation.
The referendum was held on 11 June 2004 and was signed into law on 24 June 2004.
A RTÉ News report on the 27th Amendment to the Irish Constitution. Members of immigrant communities and immigration workers respond to the referendum result.
This RTÉ News report by Vivienne Traynor was broadcast on 13 June 2004.
- Local keywords Immigration, Immigrant Council, Alliance of Children's Rights, Filipino, Arnel Kidpalos, Jim Cortez, Ray Dooley, Children's Rights Alliance, Denise Charlton, Immigrant Council, Referendum, Citizenship
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2004
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN04/165
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