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The Judicial Appointments Saga

Dr Laura Cahillane   In 1995, Brian Cowen urged the Dáil to delete the sections of the Court and Court Officers Bill 1995, which subsequently established the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. Cowen had been part of a ministerial sub-committee which … Continue reading

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Scholarship Bulletin

At Constitution Project @ UCC, we plan to begin publishing periodic bulletins on the latest Irish constitutional scholarship. The aim is to provide a resource that brings together a comprehensive list of the latest scholarship on the Irish Constitution, including … Continue reading

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The Final Report of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: A Constitutional Perspective

Dr Fiona Donson and Dr Darren O’Donovan Since its inception, widespread doubt and scepticism has permeated discussion about the banking inquiry. As the end of the process neared, doubts emerged as to whether the committee would be able to publish … Continue reading

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Opting Out of Religious Instruction: Rights under the Irish Constitution and ECHR

Dr Conor O’Mahony News broke on Monday of a story concerning a pupil in Casteltroy College, a secondary school in Limerick run by the Education Training Board, whose father requested that she be exempted from religion lessons in the school. … Continue reading

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Dáil Privilege and Publication

Dr Seán  Ó Conaill   While the political fall out from Denis O’Brien’s legal action and the subsequent comments made by Catherine Murphy in the Dáil continues to gather steam there remains a lot of uncertainty about the exact constitutional … Continue reading

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