Dáil Éireann - Volume 373 - 03 June, 1987
Written Answers. - Sunday Voting.
Mr. Kelly Mr. Kelly
23. Mr. Kelly asked the Minister for the Environment whether he will, on the next occasion of a national election or referendum, designate a Sunday as polling day so as to avoid the gross disruption of the school week which week-day polling involves and to induce a higher turnout of voters.
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn) Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn)
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn): The question of Sunday polling has been considered on several occasions in the past, most recently for the European Assembly elections in June, 1984. Among the considerations taken into account was that, following consultation, some of the minority Churches expressed reservations about Sunday voting. The possibility of Sunday voting in the future is not excluded but a decision on this  must, among other things, take account of the reservations of the Churches.
Dáil Éireann 373 Written Answers. Sunday Voting.