Category Archives: President

Guest Post: The President, Public Statements and Political Controversies

Dr Laura Cahillane Following comments made this week by President Higgins on the lack of reform of the Direct Provision system and homelessness (reported here), questions are again being raised on the role of the President and whether by speaking … Continue reading

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The Officer, the Master, the President and the Chief: Supreme Court Unhappy at Signing of Marriage Equality Bill

Dr Conor O’Mahony The recent unsuccessful legal challenge to the outcome of the marriage referendum threw up some interesting points of discussion, and not all of them related to the outlandish nature of the arguments made by the petitioners. From … Continue reading

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Teasc Gaeilge an Reifrinn Posta

Dr Seán Ó Conaill Leagan Béarla Anseo / An English Language Version of this piece can be found here Tá an-chuid plé faoin leagan Gaeilge den fhoclaíocht den Reifreann Posta le déanaí tar don phíosa seo a bheith san Irish Times. … Continue reading

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Water Protests and The Office of the President

  Dr Seán Ó Conaill The current debates and ongoing controversies surrounding Irish Water have clearly led to a certain degree of panic in Government circles with new policies and proposals emerging in an ad hoc manner as the crisis … Continue reading

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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

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