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EU Fundamental Rights Agency Calls For Reform Of Ireland's Electoral Laws.

: 01/18/2018 - 19:04

A report from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency says our electoral laws need to be reformed.

It says the Standards in Public Office Commission is applying the Electoral Act too widely.

The agency's found that SIPO is limiting funding for some human rights organisations by declaring their activities 'political'.

Liam Herrick from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says there's a clear difference between raising social issues, and electioneering:

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