European Parliament Elections Act, 1993

Qualification of candidates.

2.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the European Assembly Elections Acts, 1977 to 1992, and subject to any detailed arrangements adopted by the Council pursuant to Article 8b(2) (inserted by the Treaty) of the Treaty establishing the European Community, signed at Rome on the 25th day of March, 1957, a person who is a national of a Member State other than the State and is ordinarily resident in the State shall not be ineligible for election to be a representative in the European Parliament or for nomination as a replacement candidate by reason only of not being a citizen of Ireland.

(2) In this section—

“the Council” has the meaning it has in the Treaty;

“national of a Member State” has the meaning it has in the treaties governing the European Communities within the meaning of section 1 (as amended, whether before or after the passing of this Act) of the European Communities Act, 1972 ; and

“the Treaty” means the Treaty on European Union, done at Maastricht on the 7th day of February, 1992.