Votes for the Irish Abroad

This survey is to ask if you agree that all political parties in Ireland should include in their general election manifesto and pending programme for government  their clear position on offering votes to the Irish Abroad - to Oireachtas (Dail , Seanad and voting for the President) .
I have written to the party leaders (November  2015)  asking  " in this  season of  a pending election campaign ! Can I  request that you set our clearly your party’s  position and direction on votes for the Irish Abroad ?
I have also invited them to the UK to debate in a 'question time format' on the issues of concern to the Irish Abroad in the pending general election.
Gerry Molumby (UK)
(established 1996)