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# constitution - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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.

# constitution - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# constitution - Saturday 27 January, 2018

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.

# constitution - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

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

# constitution - Saturday 21 October, 2017

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.

# constitution - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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.

# constitution - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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.

# constitution - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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.

# constitution - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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.

# constitution - Friday 21 April, 2017

'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.

# constitution - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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.

# constitution - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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

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

# constitution - Friday 28 October, 2016

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

# constitution - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Man charged with urinating in public granted leave to appeal constitutionality of decision

Tezaur Bita is alleged to have parked his car on the Old Nangor Road in the early hours of 27 August 2015 and relieved himself in bushes.

# constitution - Friday 30 September, 2016

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on

Preliminary consultations and preparatory work have been undertaken on the issue.

# constitution - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers

The US-backed Bob Crow brigade, a group of British and Irish volunteers embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, tweeted its support for the proposed changes to the Irish constitution with the slogan “Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban”.

# constitution - Friday 12 August, 2016

Nigerian woman who lashed out at gardaí loses court challenge to her deportation

She had issued proceedings under Article 40 of the Constitution.

# constitution - Saturday 25 June, 2016

How exactly does the UK leave the EU? (And what happens if it changes its mind?)

Barrister Donnchadh Woulfe explains what’s going to happen next after the UK’s seismic decision.

# constitution - Friday 24 June, 2016

FactCheck: Is Enda Kenny really obliged to work towards a United Ireland?

Gerry Adams says there is a “constitutional imperative on the Taoiseach to promote Irish unity.”’s FactCheck applies some scrutiny.

# constitution - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed

It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.

# constitution - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Poll: Is it time the 'women's place is in the home' wording was removed from the constitution? No Place In The Home This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time the 'women's place is in the home' wording was removed from the constitution?

Labour have made a pre-election commitment to remove said wording from the Constitution should they be re-elected.

# constitution - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil

Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.

# constitution - Saturday 26 September, 2015

‘It’s time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution’

It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth

# constitution - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Labour and Sinn Féin want to repeal the 8th, but not everyone is on the same page

Will people lose the party whip over the highly emotive issue?

# constitution - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment

Lucinda Creighton said there would be nothing to stop a Renua member putting forward a proposal. But she wouldn’t support it.

# constitution - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

# constitution - Monday 25 May, 2015

Poll: What issue would you like to see a referendum on next? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What issue would you like to see a referendum on next?

There’s been much talk of another plebiscite after the weekend’s result.

# constitution - Saturday 9 May, 2015

It would be "insane" to pass this referendum - former Fine Gael councillor

Professor Bill Tormey has clarified why he’ll be voting no on 22 May.

# constitution - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her 'stunt politics'

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

# constitution - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life') Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# constitution - Monday 29 December, 2014

Explainer: Why Michael D Higgins signed water charges into law

The president’s hands were essentially tied by the Constitution.

# constitution - Sunday 28 December, 2014

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Water Services Bill

Water charges are now the law of the land.

# constitution - Monday 27 October, 2014

The Green Party wants a referendum to make sure Irish Water isn't privatised

The party’s councillors will submit the motion in the coming weeks.

# constitution - Friday 17 October, 2014

Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states

Seven more states were added to the list today.

# constitution - Friday 3 October, 2014

Removal of the Dáil prayer would be "out of step with modern practice"

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has defended the practice after criticism from Deputy Clare Daly that it is “offensive”.

# constitution - Sunday 21 September, 2014

The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment

… but one quarter of people don’t know.

# constitution - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children?

Some argue that parents should not be as it is a constitutional right.

# constitution - Monday 5 May, 2014

What Constitutional ban has the Opposition 'neutered to the point of comedy'?

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Stephen Donnelly have argued that a section of the Irish Constitution needs to be changed.

# constitution - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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.

# constitution - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: It's time to demand the right to a home be included in our Constitution

This weekend the Constitutional Convention will consider the issue of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Peter McVerry Trust believes this is the perfect opportunity for the right to a home to be included in the Constitution.

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