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#Constitution

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms Constitution

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Divorce Bill has been signed into law, shortening the 4-year separation period 38th Amendment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum Big Day Of Voting

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum

Get up to speed.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums? Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?

Test your knowledge here.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum Divorce

Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum Divorce Referendum

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum

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

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

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

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that Referenda
From TheJournal.ie Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says Marriage

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill Referendum

Justice minister to seek fast-tracking of blasphemy Bill

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

From TheJournal.ie Committee backs changes to ‘women’s place in the home' section of Constitution Oireachtas

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

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution Blasphemy Ref

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

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

From TheJournal.ie Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported? Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

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

From TheJournal.ie Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president Citizenship

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month Constitution

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference Referendum Delay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on 'women's life within the home' to be held in October Constitution

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My tiny family is not a family in the eyes of Bunreacht na hÉireann' Bunreacht Na HÉireann

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum? 8th Referendum
From TheJournal.ie From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment Reeling In The Years

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional Legal Advice

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

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media Justice Aileen Donnelly

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum Supreme Court

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution The Eighth Referendum

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case Constitution

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws The Eighth

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal Liveblog

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Here’s what happened at the committee’s meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers' Article 155

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right Crisis

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up Abortion

Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up

Kenny commended the Citizen’s Assembly’s chairperson, Ms Justice Laffoy on her work.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth?

Its recommendation says that Ireland’s constitution should deal with abortion – but not in the manner it does now.

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s a strong chance the Assembly won’t recommend repealing the Eighth Amendment outright' Opinion

'There’s a strong chance the Assembly won’t recommend repealing the Eighth Amendment outright'

The Assembly should recommend taking the issue out of the Constitution, allowing it to be regulated through legislation, writes Eoin Daly.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home Bunreacht Na HÉireann

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee High Court

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee

Kerins was not present in court for this morning’s judgement.

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