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#Constitution

# constitution - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter today.

# constitution - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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

It was a resounding Yes to repeal the offence.

# constitution - Friday 26 October, 2018

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

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

# constitution - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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

# constitution - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# constitution - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

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

# constitution - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

# constitution - Monday 3 September, 2018

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

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

# constitution - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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

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

# constitution - Monday 2 July, 2018

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

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.

# constitution - Friday 27 April, 2018

# constitution - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

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

# constitution - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# constitution - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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

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

# constitution - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

# constitution - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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

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

# 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.” TheJournal.ie’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?

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