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#Constitution

# constitution - Monday 5 September, 2022

Chile's president dealt a blow as country strongly rejects radical new constitution
# President Boric
# President Boric

Chile's president dealt a blow as country strongly rejects radical new constitution

Sep 5th 2022, 7:36 AM 15,402 Views 7 Comments

Gabriel Boric had argued the document would have ushered in a progressive era.

# constitution - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:14 PM 9,444 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

# constitution - Monday 31 January, 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 25,718 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.

# constitution - Monday 19 April, 2021

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended
# ICCL
# ICCL

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended

Apr 19th 2021, 4:38 PM 33,125 Views 81 Comments

The ICCL says that the Constitution requires that the State employ detention as “a very last resort”.

# constitution - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’

Feb 13th 2021, 4:25 PM 22,434 Views 50 Comments

The Assembly heard that Article 41.2 of the Constitution came from “a very different time, for a very different Ireland.”

# constitution - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice
# Constitution
# Constitution

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 11,335 Views 9 Comments

Dr David Kenny and Dr Conor Casey argue that the refusal to publish the advice of the AG by successive governments serves no one.

# constitution - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,899 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

# constitution - Monday 26 October, 2020

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution
# Democracy
# Democracy

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

Oct 26th 2020, 2:50 PM 32,704 Views 11 Comments

The vote came a year to the day after more than one million people thronged downtown Santiago amidst a wave of social unrest.

# constitution - 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 37,247 Views 58 Comments

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

# constitution - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Russia's Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in power for another 16 years
# President
# President

Russia's Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in power for another 16 years

Mar 14th 2020, 5:30 PM 47,282 Views 151 Comments

He signed the measure today, three days after it sailed through the Russian parliament

# constitution - Sunday 1 September, 2019

The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms
# Constitution
# Constitution

The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms

Sep 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 23,011 Views 6 Comments

The Irish constitution drew inspiration from others, but did not include the right to bear arms.

# constitution - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

The Divorce Bill has been signed into law, shortening the 4-year separation period
# 38th Amendment
# 38th Amendment

The Divorce Bill has been signed into law, shortening the 4-year separation period

Jun 12th 2019, 11:00 AM 36,956 Views 51 Comments

The divorce referendum was passed by an overwhelming majority of 82%.

# constitution - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum
# Big Day Of Voting
# Big Day Of Voting

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum

May 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,071 Views 13 Comments

Get up to speed.

# constitution - 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 26,259 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

# constitution - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum
# Divorce
# Divorce

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 18,636 Views 25 Comments

A new report by the society details a number of “unsatisfactory” aspects of divorce law.

# constitution - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

'The banks are dictating what happens': TDs say government relying on 'constitution' card to block vulture funds Bill

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 15,011 Views 35 Comments

Officials were quizzed about their assertions the Bill is unconstitutional and would result in higher mortgage interest rates.

# constitution - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum
# Divorce Referendum
# Divorce Referendum

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 8:17 PM 29,172 Views 60 Comments

Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce.

# constitution - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution
# Constitution
# Constitution

Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution

Jan 29th 2019, 2:52 PM 25,016 Views 60 Comments

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

# constitution - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
# Substituted
# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,667 Views 18 Comments

It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,486 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# constitution - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
# Marriage
# Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

Dec 19th 2018, 7:36 AM 15,982 Views 24 Comments

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

# constitution - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill
# Referendum
# Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

Dec 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,161 Views 26 Comments

Almost 65% voted in favour of the 37th amendment to the Constitution in the blasphemy referendum.

# constitution - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution

Dec 6th 2018, 1:57 PM 6,934 Views 15 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

# constitution - Saturday 27 October, 2018

The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution
# Blasphemy Ref
# Blasphemy Ref

The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution

Oct 27th 2018, 11:04 PM 42,394 Views 85 Comments

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

# constitution - Friday 26 October, 2018

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Oct 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 42,740 Views 94 Comments

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# constitution - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president

Sep 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,685 Views 88 Comments

A poll has found support for extending voting rights at 27%.

# constitution - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month
# Constitution
# Constitution

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Sep 20th 2018, 9:39 PM 15,667 Views 50 Comments

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# constitution - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution
# Article 41.2
# Article 41.2

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

Sep 19th 2018, 11:52 AM 15,383 Views 72 Comments

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

# constitution - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?

Sep 8th 2018, 6:30 PM 26,257 Views 83 Comments

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

# constitution - Monday 3 September, 2018

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference
# Referendum Delay
# Referendum Delay

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:42 PM 14,902 Views 48 Comments

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

# constitution - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October
# Constitution
# Constitution

Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October

Jul 5th 2018, 5:44 PM 38,934 Views 104 Comments

it’s intended that the referendum would be held in conjunction with the removal of the blasphemy offence from the Constitution.

# constitution - 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 29,949 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.

# constitution - Friday 27 April, 2018

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# 8th Referendum
# 8th Referendum

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Apr 27th 2018, 10:53 PM 34,295 Views 0 Comments

The vote is four weeks away.

# constitution - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 36,691 Views 161 Comments

Ireland will vote on the controversial Constitutional amendment in eight weeks time.

# constitution - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,594 Views 185 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# constitution - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media
# Justice Aileen Donnelly
# Justice Aileen Donnelly

Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media

Mar 15th 2018, 4:13 PM 26,162 Views 0 Comments

It stems from a decision made by Justice Aileen Donnelly this week.

# constitution - Thursday 8 March, 2018

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 8th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,915 Views 55 Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.

# constitution - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
# The Eighth Referendum
# The Eighth Referendum

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

Mar 7th 2018, 10:56 AM 51,854 Views 189 Comments

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

# constitution - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case
# Constitution
# Constitution

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

Feb 7th 2018, 2:23 PM 18,883 Views 172 Comments

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

# constitution - 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 14,957 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.

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