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Irish text of the Proposed Referendum on the 8th Amendment

Dr Seán Ó Conaill The publication of the wording for the 36th Amendment Bill has started the referendum campaign in earnest. The English language wording of the bill had been well flagged and, as a result of the outcome of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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