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# Your Say
Poll: Has the Constitutional Convention been a success?
It meets for the seventh time today, but has it been a success?

THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION holds its seventh meeting today as it considers whether the offence of blasphemy should be removed from our Constitution.

The Convention met for the first time nearly a year ago to consider several proposals and make recommendations on whether or not referendums should be held on issues including lowering the voting age, same-sex marriage and changing the way we elected TDs.

The government has yet to take a firm stance on any of its recommendations although it is likely it will outline its position on same-sex marriage next week.

Some say the Convention has been an ideal opportunity to consider our 75-year-old Constitution and what parts of it need updating. Others might argue it’s been a talking shop and wasn’t allowed consider important issues like the future of the Seanad before it went to a referendum.

But what do you think? Has the Constitutional Convention been a success?

Poll Results:

No (671)
I don't know (512)
Yes (338)

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