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#Bunreacht na hÉireann

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'
# Super Junior Ministers
# Super Junior Ministers

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'

Aug 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 37,029 Views 58 Comments

Bunreacht na hÉireann states: “The Government shall consist of not less than 7 and not more than 15 members.”

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?

May 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 26,243 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Monday 2 July, 2018

Opinion: 'My tiny family is not a family in the eyes of Bunreacht na hÉireann'
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Opinion: 'My tiny family is not a family in the eyes of Bunreacht na hÉireann'

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 29,898 Views 61 Comments

Our home is not a family home in the eyes of the law. And this is true of any family which does not have a married couple within it, writes Sinéad Gibney.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:04 PM 10,146 Views 18 Comments

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:17 PM 9,698 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case

Feb 6th 2018, 4:10 PM 14,939 Views 301 Comments

The Pro Life Campaign argued that they had spent a significant amount of time on the issue that was before the Supreme Court.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Opinion: 'The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part'
# 80th Anniversary
# 80th Anniversary

Opinion: 'The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part'

Nov 18th 2017, 7:30 PM 11,802 Views 39 Comments

In the context of the late 1930s, it is quite a remarkable document in its commitment to democratic ideals, writes Dr Laura Cahillane.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home

Mar 8th 2017, 6:07 AM 34,870 Views 54 Comments

Dublin Rathdown deputy Josepha Madigan wants a referendum on Article 41.2.1 of Bunreacht na hÉireann.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution
# Opinion
# Opinion

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

May 19th 2015, 8:03 AM 217 Views 33 Comments

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Blasphemy offence should be replaced in the Constitution, says Convention
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Blasphemy offence should be replaced in the Constitution, says Convention

Nov 3rd 2013, 1:30 PM 9,439 Views 66 Comments

The Constitutional Convention has held its seventh meeting in Dublin this weekend.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Poll: Has the Constitutional Convention been a success?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the Constitutional Convention been a success?

Nov 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 5,556 Views 42 Comments

It meets for the seventh time today, but has it been a success?

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Monday 26 November, 2012

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution

Nov 26th 2012, 8:03 AM 4,258 Views 32 Comments

Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

Nov 6th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,103 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Monday 5 November, 2012

At last: Constitutional Convention to hold first meeting in December
# Reform
# Reform

At last: Constitutional Convention to hold first meeting in December

Nov 5th 2012, 12:35 PM 3,764 Views 17 Comments

The first meeting of the Constitutional Convention was delayed as the Government searched for a chairperson – but it’s now set to meet at the start of December

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Drumroll please: Chair of the Constitutional Convention is.... Tom Arnold
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Drumroll please: Chair of the Constitutional Convention is.... Tom Arnold

Oct 24th 2012, 12:10 PM 4,138 Views 13 Comments

The Constitutional Convention had been due to begin meeting this month but had been delayed due to the search for a chairperson.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’

Jun 29th 2012, 12:00 AM 848 Views 29 Comments

Chief Justice Susan Denham pays tribute to the Constitution on its 75th birthday – and examines the case for a drastic overhaul of Ireland’s judicial system.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Constitutional reform
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Constitutional reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 464 Views 1 Comment

Political reform was a hot topic in the election that saw Fine Gael and Labour take power. So what’s happened since?

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Friday 20 January, 2012

People in Northern Ireland should have a say in new Irish constitution - TD
# Constitution
# Constitution

People in Northern Ireland should have a say in new Irish constitution - TD

Jan 20th 2012, 1:01 PM 3,249 Views 107 Comments

Labour TD for Meath East Dominic Hannigan says that the views of people in Northern Ireland has to be taken into account if there is a new constitutional convonvention.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Monday 9 August, 2010

Why can't Ivor Callely be sacked?
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Why can't Ivor Callely be sacked?

Aug 9th 2010, 12:32 PM 392 Views 0 Comments

We explain why nobody can force Ivor Callely out of his seat in the Seanad.