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From TheJournal.ie Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today Ccven

Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today

They will decide whether to recommend if the rights to housing, social welfare and emergency health care should be in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention Human Rights

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention

The convention is meeting for the last time in it’s 15-month process with economic, social and cultural rights the topics of the day.

From TheJournal.ie If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side Gallant Allies

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.

From TheJournal.ie Convention favours Ceann Comhairle secret ballot and change to whip system Dáil Reform

Convention favours Ceann Comhairle secret ballot and change to whip system

More than 60 per cent of members also supported the introduction of ‘family-friendly’ hours for TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy Blasphemer

Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy

The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.

From TheJournal.ie Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week Same-Sex Marriage

Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week

The Government will decide whether a referendum should be held after the Constitutional Convention recommended a change in the law.

From TheJournal.ie First public meeting of Constitutional Convention in Cork tonight Ccven

First public meeting of Constitutional Convention in Cork tonight

The convention are looking to get ideas from the public about what constitutional issues should be tackled next.

From TheJournal.ie No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations" Women In The Home

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

The government says that a possible referendum on altering the article 41.2 of the constitution is complicated by the desire to acknowledge the work of home carers.

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention will recommend votes for Irish abroad Ccven

Constitutional Convention will recommend votes for Irish abroad

The convention will recommend to the Government that they should consider a referendum on extending voting rights in Presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the state.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?

The Convention on the Constitution is to debate the proposal today before submitting a report to the Government.

From TheJournal.ie Convention on the Constitution to debate voting rights for Irish living abroad Ccven

Convention on the Constitution to debate voting rights for Irish living abroad

The sixth meeting of the constitutional convention will feature members of the Irish communities in Australian, Germany, France, USA and Canada by way of video link.

From TheJournal.ie People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers' Constitutional Covention

People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'

The Constitutional Convention has made a number of recommendations on reforming politics in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention won't discuss Seanad abolition Vote

Constitutional Convention won't discuss Seanad abolition

The members of the convention voted by 57 to 41 per cent not to write to the Taoiseach seeking an opportunity to discuss the abolition of the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to change the way we elect TDs? Constitutional Convention

Do you want to change the way we elect TDs?

The Constitutional Convention is seeking submissions on possible reforms to the way Irish politicians are elected to Dáil Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings Constitutional Convention

No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings

Despite concerns raised by Senator Rónán Mullen and others, there were no formal complaints made to the Constitutional Convention about its recent hearings on same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term Constitution

Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention’s first full meeting this weekend also backed a proposal for ordinary citizens to be able to nominate a candidate for the president.

From TheJournal.ie Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term Constitutional Convention

Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term

The gathering of 100 delegates has been considering whether to lower the voting age to 17 and reduce the presidential term of office to five years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years?

The matter is being considered by the Constitutional Convention today but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term Ccven This post contains videos

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term

Watch today’s livesteam of events as delegates discuss lowering the voting age and shortening the presidential term.

From TheJournal.ie Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting Convention

LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting

The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.