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More Migrants Expected To Take Part In Upcoming Local Elections

With over 50 candidates already declared in Wicklow for the upcoming local elections in May, a new scheme has led to three out of five migrant interns putting themselves forward to run in the elections nationwide.

With over 50 candidates already declared in Wicklow for the upcoming local elections in May, a new scheme has led to three out of five migrant interns putting themselves forward to run in the elections nationwide.

Under the Councillor-Migrant Intership Scheme, migrants paired up with councillors for four months to learn about politics.
Just 31 people from a migrant background ran in 2014 elections, which saw more than 2,000 candidates across the country take part.


 

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