Category Archives: Oireachtas

Upcoming Event – Sovereignty since 1916: Has the Law fulfilled the Promise of the Proclamation?

  Monday 14th March, 2016 5.45pm – 7.30pm Venue: Boole 2 “In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and … Continue reading

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The Revised Irish Wording for the Marriage Referendum – An Analysis

Dr Seán Ó Conaill The Government has decided to revise the Irish wording for the Marriage Referendum after criticism over the first version published. In preparing the first draft particular wording and phrasings were used in an effort to avoid … Continue reading

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The Irish Wording of the Marriage Referendum

Dr Seán Ó Conaill Leagan Gaeilge le Fáil Anseo / Irish language version of this piece is available here Much attention has been paid to the Irish wording of the proposed marriage referendum after a piece appeared in the Irish … Continue reading

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Cabinet Confidentiality and the Banking Inquiry

Dr Conor O’Mahony As the Oireachtas Inquiry into the banking collapse of 2008 gets underway, attention has recently focused on the question of whether the Inquiry will be able to access information surrounding the cabinet meeting at which the Government … Continue reading

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Adoption Tracing and the Constitution: No Referendum Required

Dr Conor O’Mahony Like many others, I was pleased to hear newly-appointed Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan announce plans to examine legal reforms that would allow people who were placed for adoption as children to trace the identity of their … Continue reading

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