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# ccven - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights
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Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights

Feb 23rd 2014, 2:26 PM 7,119 Views 64 Comments

The ninth and final meeting of the Constitutional Convention also voted to emphasis rights to housing, social security, and essential health care.

Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today
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Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today

Feb 23rd 2014, 11:35 AM 7,000 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Human Rights

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention

Feb 22nd 2014, 11:00 AM 8,332 Views 130 Comments

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
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If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:21 PM 7,453 Views 97 Comments

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
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Convention favours Ceann Comhairle secret ballot and change to whip system

Feb 2nd 2014, 2:05 PM 7,249 Views 33 Comments

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
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# Blasphemer

Another potential referendum, this time on the offence of blasphemy

Jan 27th 2014, 12:08 PM 10,088 Views 88 Comments

The Convention on the Constitution want the offence replaced.

# ccven - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week
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# Same-Sex Marriage

Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week

Oct 30th 2013, 12:56 PM 8,898 Views 166 Comments

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
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First public meeting of Constitutional Convention in Cork tonight

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 3,641 Views 22 Comments

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"
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# Women In The Home

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

Oct 10th 2013, 2:17 PM 12,247 Views 73 Comments

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
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Constitutional Convention will recommend votes for Irish abroad

Sep 29th 2013, 2:44 PM 6,527 Views 120 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?

Sep 28th 2013, 10:01 AM 12,482 Views 229 Comments

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
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Convention on the Constitution to debate voting rights for Irish living abroad

Sep 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,981 Views 34 Comments

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'
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# Constitutional Covention

People who are not TDs or Senators 'should be appointed as Ministers'

Jun 10th 2013, 8:08 AM 6,792 Views 28 Comments

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
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# Vote

Constitutional Convention won't discuss Seanad abolition

May 18th 2013, 5:35 PM 4,189 Views 20 Comments

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?
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# Constitutional Convention

Do you want to change the way we elect TDs?

May 2nd 2013, 7:10 AM 6,766 Views 111 Comments

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
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# Constitutional Convention

No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings

Apr 28th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,295 Views 56 Comments

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
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# Constitution

Convention votes to lower voting age, rejects reduction of presidential term

Jan 27th 2013, 3:14 PM 6,422 Views 38 Comments

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
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# Constitutional Convention

Live: Convention holds ballot on voting age and presidential term

Jan 27th 2013, 9:57 AM 3,032 Views 20 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the Presidential term of office be shortened to five years?

Jan 26th 2013, 10:47 AM 8,857 Views 101 Comments

The matter is being considered by the Constitutional Convention today but what do you think?

LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term
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LIVE: Constitutional Convention discusses voting age and presidential term

Jan 26th 2013, 10:35 AM 3,425 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Dec 2nd 2012, 2:25 PM 4,535 Views 23 Comments

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
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LIVE: The Constitutional Convention holds its first meeting

Dec 1st 2012, 1:58 PM 3,557 Views 13 Comments

The 100-member body, two-thirds of which is drawn from the general public, is meeting in Dublin Castle this afternoon.