Category Archives: Constitutional History

Irish text of the Proposed Referendum on the 8th Amendment

Dr Seán Ó Conaill The publication of the wording for the 36th Amendment Bill has started the referendum campaign in earnest. The English language wording of the bill had been well flagged and, as a result of the outcome of … 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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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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Thoughts on the Irish Free State Constitution, 90 years on

We have just celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first Constitution of the modern Irish State. Dr Laura Cahillane gives some brief thoughts on that document … These days when the Constitution is mentioned, it is usually with regard to … Continue reading

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