Monthly Archives: January 2015

Water Protests and The Office of the President

  Dr Seán Ó Conaill The current debates and ongoing controversies surrounding Irish Water have clearly led to a certain degree of panic in Government circles with new policies and proposals emerging in an ad hoc manner as the crisis … 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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Repealing the Eighth Amendment: As Simple as it Sounds?

Dr Conor O’Mahony 2014 saw palpable growth in support for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn. While there has long been a call to this effect from … Continue reading

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