Category Archives: Referendum

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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Citizens’ Assembly Recommendations on Referendums: An Opportunity to Enhance our Democracy

Dr Conor O’Mahony Last weekend’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly generated a wide range of recommendations on how we might improve the way we operate our referendum process. Some of these will garner more publicity than others, but all of … Continue reading

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Of Constitutions and Cookery Shows

Dr Conor O’Mahony Anyone who follows political debate in Ireland, and referendum campaigns in particular, will be familiar with the idea of ͞balance͟. It is a deceptively simple concept: each side of a particular debate should get a fair crack … 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 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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