WHEN THE CONSTITUTIONAL Convention meets this weekend, it will consider a proposal to amend the ‘women in the home’ clause in Ireland’s Constitution.
Article 41.2 states, “In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieve.
“The State shall, therefore, endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to neglect of their duties in the home.”
Many feel the clause is antiquated and should be changed to reflect a more contemporary Ireland. But what do you think?
Should the Constitution’s ‘women in the home’ clause be amended?