Category Archives: Marriage

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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The Constitutionality of the Children and Family Relationships Bill

Dr Conor O’Mahony With the publication of the wording of a constitutional amendment on marriage equality last week, the battle lines are being well and truly drawn for May’s referendum. It is clear that the No campaign is being based … Continue reading

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Terminology and the Marriage Referendum  

Dr Seán Ó Conaill With the proposed wording of the forthcoming referendum having been announced the next question is what exactly the referendum will officially be called. The official naming and broadcasting title of a referendum is not only a … Continue reading

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How Marriage Equality Made it to the US Supreme Court: The Active Use of the Passive Virtues

Dr Conor O’Mahony On Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case concerning the constitutionality of laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying. This will not be the first marriage equality case to be heard by the US Supreme … Continue reading

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A Day at the Constitutional Convention

Last summer, when the Government was outlining the shape of its plans for a Constitutional Convention, I was a very frustrated citizen and constitutional lawyer. I felt that the plans sold the country short on promises of political reform made … Continue reading

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