Author Archives: admin

Citizens’ Assembly Recommendations on Referendums: An Opportunity to Enhance our Democracy

Dr Conor O’Mahony Last weekend’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly generated a wide range of recommendations on how we might improve the way we operate our referendum process. Some of these will garner more publicity than others, but all of … Continue reading

Posted in Referendum | Leave a comment

Of Constitutions and Cookery Shows

Dr Conor O’Mahony Anyone who follows political debate in Ireland, and referendum campaigns in particular, will be familiar with the idea of ͞balance͟. It is a deceptively simple concept: each side of a particular debate should get a fair crack … Continue reading

Posted in Eighth Amendment, Referendum | Leave a comment

Not Just a Christmas Election – An Unconstitutional Election?

Dr Conor O’Mahony & Dr Seán Ó Conaill November has been a busy month for constitutional lawyers in Ireland. On November 11, the University of Limerick hosted the Constitution at 80, an excellent event marking the 80th Anniversary of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Update on Judicial Appointments Row

Dr Laura Cahillane Given that today the Dáil will begin its consideration of the now controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and given the amounted of heated discussion on topics such as the lay element of the commission, I will attempt … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference of the British and Irish Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Trinity College Dublin 4-5 September 2017 ICON-S is founded on a recognition that a full explication and understanding of today’s “constitutional” cannot take place in isolation from other branches of public law or in a context that is exclusively national. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment