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# ccven - Sunday 23 February, 2014

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.

# ccven - 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.

# ccven - Monday 3 February, 2014

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.

# ccven - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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.

# ccven - Monday 27 January, 2014

Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy

The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.

# ccven - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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.

# ccven - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# ccven - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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.

# ccven - Sunday 29 September, 2013

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.

# ccven - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

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.

# ccven - Monday 10 June, 2013

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.

# ccven - Saturday 18 May, 2013

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.

# ccven - Thursday 2 May, 2013

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.

# ccven - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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.

# ccven - Sunday 27 January, 2013

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.

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.

# ccven - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term Ccven This post contains videos

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.

# ccven - Sunday 2 December, 2012

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.

# ccven - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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.