The next presidential election could see Irish citizens across the world having a vote.
The Government is currently drafting a bill to facilitate a referendum on extending the vote in presidential elections to the diaspora, according to a Government spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that, if passed, this would mean Irish citizens living abroad would be able to vote in presidential elections from 2025 onwards.
The move will also see an increased period of 90 days for presidential elections to be held, up from 60, to allow for postal ballots.
"The Government believes it is very important to reach out to the global Irish family," the spokesman said.
"Should a referendum pass, it is intended that amendments to the constitution will be commenced broadly in time for the next scheduled presidential contest due before November 10, 2025," he said.
A referendum on extending voting rights is expected to be held in October.