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

Feb 13th 2021, 4:25 PM 22,097 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 11,156 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.

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

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

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,744 Views 25 Comments

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

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution
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Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

Oct 26th 2020, 2:50 PM 32,689 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.

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'
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# Super Junior Ministers

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'

Aug 1st 2020, 10:30 AM 37,013 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Mar 14th 2020, 5:30 PM 47,252 Views 151 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 22,900 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 11:00 AM 36,898 Views 51 Comments

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

Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum
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Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum

May 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,038 Views 13 Comments

Get up to speed.

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
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# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?

May 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 26,243 Views 28 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

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

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 18,619 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 14,984 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 8:17 PM 29,161 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2019, 2:52 PM 25,004 Views 60 Comments

The government announced the terms of the referendum today.

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
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# Substituted

Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 22,643 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
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These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,355 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

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

Dec 19th 2018, 7:36 AM 15,964 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,146 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 1:57 PM 6,896 Views 15 Comments

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

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

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

Oct 27th 2018, 11:04 PM 42,380 Views 85 Comments

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

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

Oct 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 42,565 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,602 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2018, 9:39 PM 15,634 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”.

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution
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# 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 15,336 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2018, 6:30 PM 26,189 Views 83 Comments

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:42 PM 14,873 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 5:44 PM 38,907 Views 104 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 29,893 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.

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

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

Apr 27th 2018, 10:53 PM 34,250 Views 0 Comments

The vote is four weeks away.

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

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 36,132 Views 161 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,569 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

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

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

Mar 15th 2018, 4:13 PM 26,129 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 8th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,867 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 10:56 AM 51,604 Views 189 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 2:23 PM 18,857 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.

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

Feb 6th 2018, 4:10 PM 14,939 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.

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

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

Jan 27th 2018, 9:33 AM 20,973 Views 324 Comments

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

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As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'
# Article 155
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# Article 155

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

Oct 21st 2017, 12:56 PM 16,608 Views 122 Comments

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

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right
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Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Sep 21st 2017, 5:35 PM 28,617 Views 148 Comments

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

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