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You Can’t Sit With Us – Some European Responses on the Remote Sitting of Parliaments

Jack Larkin The pandemic has created the tragic conditions for several experiments on the question of how societies organise. The obvious example is the domain of public health; comparing how different states tailor their lockdown regimes. Yet comparisons can also … Continue reading

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Lockdown v. Liberty: do we still believe in freedom?

Maria Cahill All around the world, countries have been imposing lockdowns to try to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. These lockdowns have severely restricted people’s movement and interaction with family members; they have had a drastic effect … Continue reading

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Remote Dáil Sitting – A Textual Analysis

Dr Seán Ó Conaill Reports emerged today that advice has been issued to TDs and Senators which suggests that the Houses of the Oireachtas cannot sit remotely because the text of the Constitution requires the Dáil to sit in a … Continue reading

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Remote Sittings of the Houses of the Oireachtas: A constitutional solution to a potential democratic deficit

Conor Casey, Hilary Hogan and Ciarán Toland SC With the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Irish State has been confronted with its worst public health crisis in a century. In an odd twist of fate, it happens to have … Continue reading

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German Reunification – Lessons to be Learned?

Prof Anna Katharina Mangold Editors’ Note: This post is part of an IACL-AIDC Blog Symposium on unification of the island of Ireland. The Symposium is co-hosted by the Constitution Project @ UCC Blog. Selected posts will also be co-hosted by … Continue reading

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