The Cabinet held a special meeting today to discuss electronic voting.

The 15 minute meeting was held to agree a motion to go before the Dáil, extending the life of the independent Commission on Electronic Voting.

The Commission was originally supposed to stay in existence until 30 June, in order to report on the effectiveness of electronic voting in the European and Local Elections.

However, in its initial report, the Commission recommended against using the system, and its introduction was delayed.

It is expected the motion will come before the Dáil on Tuesday, and that the Commission will then carry out further study of electronic voting, to decide if and when it is used again.