Category Archives: Referendum

Conference Programme and Registration: “Sovereignty, Populism and Constitutional Politics”, 30-31 August

School of Law, UCC and Constitution Project @ UCC in association with The British and Irish Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August 2019, 1 Lapp’s Quay Executive Education Building, Cork Keynote … Continue reading

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The Danger of Frequent Constitutional Amendment

Dr Maria Cahill The Irish Constitution has been amended 31 times in 82 years, and 8 times in the last 10 years. In total, there have been 43 proposals to amend the Constitution, 12 of which have been put forward … Continue reading

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Referendums, referendums … but what are they all about?

Dr Conor O’Mahony We love a good referendum here in Ireland. We have had two in 2018, and 12 in the last 10 years; and now it seems certain that we will have several more in 2019. The Government has … Continue reading

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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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