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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.

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THE LABOUR PARTY has announced that as part of its election manifesto it will include a commitment to remove from the Irish Constitution language which prioritises a woman’s domestic role over her career.

Article 41.2 of the Constitution states: “The State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.

The State shall, therefore, endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to the neglect of their duties in the home.

Labour’s commitment is to holding a referendum on the subject to give the public a voice in the matter.

But what do you think?

We’re asking: Is it time Article 41.2 was reworded or removed entirely from the Constitution?

Poll Results:

Yes (7078)
No (3301)
Not sure (717)

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