Category Archives: Oireachtas

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

Posted in Attorney General, Cabinet, Constitutional History, Irish language, Marriage, Oireachtas | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cabinet, Oireachtas, Referendum | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Oireachtas, Referendum | Leave a comment

Collateral Damage of Seanad Abolition

Dr. Maria Cahill While it is right that the focus of the Seanad referendum debate should be on the role and position of Seanad Éireann itself, there are 40 amendments to the Constitution which are proposed in the Bill and … Continue reading

Posted in Oireachtas, President, Referendum, Seanad | Leave a comment

Referendum on the Abolition of the Seanad: Public Debate and Information Event

On September 19, Constitution Project @ UCC hosted a public debate information event on the referendum on the proposed abolition of the Seanad, which was attended by almost 200 people. The event was chaired by broadcaster George Hook, and began … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Oireachtas, Referendum, Seanad | Leave a comment