The Irish Independent reports the Convention on the Constitution, an body charged in Ireland with reviewing the Irish constitution, has voted in favour of:
...voted in favour of recommending the extension of voting rights in Presidential elections for Irish citizens who are resident outside of the State, including Irish citizens resident in Northern Ireland.
Looking from the outside, this is a fascinating development. Ireland's Westminster-style parliamentary democracy, which has a directly-elected head of State, is often cited as an example of the sort of model New Zealand could adopt in the transition to a Kiwi as head of State. Now, Irish citizens outside of Ireland will have the right to choose their own head of State. Not the same for New Zealanders. No matter where we are in the world, we don't have that right.