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Referendum of 11 June 2004
27th Amendment
Irish Citizenship





This amendment was ACCEPTED

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The Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2004

Polling for the referendum took place on Friday 11 June 2004. Local and European elections took place on the same day.

The Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2004 proposes to insert after section 2 of article 9

1° Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, a person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, who does not have, at the time of the birth of that person, at least one parent who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen is not entitled to Irish citizenship or nationality, unless provided by law.

2° This section shall not apply to persons born before the date of the enactment of this section.

The total number of votes recorded in favour of the proposal was 1,427,520 and the total number of votes recorded against the proposal was 375,695. As the proposal was duly approved by the people, the Bill was signed by the President and promulgated as a law.

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