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Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights
The ninth and final meeting of the Constitutional Convention also voted to emphasis rights to housing, social security, and essential health care.
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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.
# 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.
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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.
# 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.
# blasphemer
Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy
The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.
# 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.
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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.
# 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.
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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.
# Your Say
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.
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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.
# 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.
# 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
# Your Say
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.