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#Bunreacht na hÉireann

# bunreacht-na-heireann - This year 2022

What to do with Article 41.2? 'It hasn't actually contributed anything. It's never been a help'
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

What to do with Article 41.2? 'It hasn't actually contributed anything. It's never been a help'

Jan 31st 2022, 8:00 PM 26,205 Views 31 Comments

It has no legal significance and the idea of changing it has been kicking around for almost 30 years – but it’s still unclear what’s going to happen to the Constitution’s most contentious article.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - Last year 2021

Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution

Apr 24th 2021, 12:14 PM 21,342 Views 78 Comments

The National Women’s Council welcomed the recommendation that the ‘sexist’ clause be removed.

# bunreacht-na-heireann - All time

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 37,257 Views 58 Comments

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

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 26,265 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

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 29,966 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.

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 10,185 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.

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 9,730 Views 0 Comments

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

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 14,962 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.

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 12,099 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.

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 35,341 Views 54 Comments

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

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 262 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.

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 9,468 Views 66 Comments

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

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 5,574 Views 42 Comments

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

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 4,281 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.

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

Nov 6th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,116 Views 35 Comments

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

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 3,781 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

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 4,162 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.

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 880 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.

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 475 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?

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 3,266 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.

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 414 Views 0 Comments

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