Category Archives: Oireachtas

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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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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Constitutional Change and the 2020 General Election Party Manifestos

  Dr Seán Ó Conaill Politicians are no strangers to occasionally shouting about the Constitution either proposing a referendum and constitutional change to fix a topical issue (such as the level of personal injury awards ) or, more usually for … Continue reading

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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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