Monthly Archives: May 2013

Latest Referendum Commission report gives cause for deep concern

Dr Conor O’Mahony In constitutional terms, Ireland is going through a minor bout of “Amendamania”. The coalition has already put four constitutional amendments to a referendum. In September, there will be at least two more– the abolition of the Seanad … Continue reading

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McGowan v Labour Court and the Unconstitutionality of Registered Employment Agreements

Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment, which declared the Registered Employment Agreement system unconstitutional, comes as no surprise. McGowan v the Labour Court, available here, has been a protracted and complicated case but the central issue, which was heard in the Supreme Court, on the … Continue reading

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A Separate Process for Suicide within the Scheme of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

 We are delighted to welcome this guest post on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill from Dr Claire Murray of the Faculty of Law, UCC.   After considerable speculation, a number of delays, and a few leaks the draft … Continue reading

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