The Minister for the Environment, Martin Cullen, has said he will be bringing proposals relating to electronic voting to Cabinet tomorrow.

Mr Cullen said he had a very clear view himself on how to proceed.

The Minister was abroad on EU business last week when the Government agreed a number of changes to the scheme, including new legislation and an easier way for voters to register an abstention.

Opposition parties have urged Mr Cullen to defer the introduction of electronic voting, which is due to go nationwide in next June's local and European elections.

Mr Cullen said that, in his view, all the fears raised about the system had been allayed, but that if necessary, any other issues that were raised would also be dealt with.