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Constitutional Convention: Blasphemy

Here’s an open and shut one if I ever saw it. Blasphemy What can you say? Having open references to religion in the constitution is bad enough. But having exact article related to the “crime” of blasphemy? Well, let’s just … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum: Aftermath

When I decided I was going to write something about the last few days of the Children’s Rights Referendum, the vote itself and what it all I meant, I could have had no inkling on the storm that would overtake … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum: A Government Balls-Up

It has been a long accepted thing, that “neutral” leaflets from a government are anything but. I spoke about this issue briefly, in the aftermath of the Fiscal Compact referendum. The “neutral” information given out by the referendum commission for … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

I would have thought, in the previous years of this amendment being slowly brought to the decision of the people, that my personal decision would be an easy one. Rights for children? Adoption cleaned up? What’s not to like? But … Continue reading

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The New And Improved Oireachtas Inquiries

It was with some concern that I noticed this announcement from Brendan Howlin that the government was pushing ahead with plans to introduce new forms of Oireachtas inquiries. I outlined my opposition to the 30th amendment to the constitution during … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum

It has been many years in the making, but the Children’s Rights Referendum is finally going ahead on November 10th. Text out and everything. It will be interesting to see how the debate goes over this amendment, how the No … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twenty Five

1.    As soon as any Bill, other than a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal for the amendment of this Constitution, shall have been passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas, … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Articles Twenty Three And Twenty Four

Twenty Three 1.    This Article applies to every Bill passed by Dáil Éireann and sent to Seanad Éireann other than a Money Bill or a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann shall have been abridged … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twenty One And Twenty Two

Article Twenty One 1.    1° Money Bills shall be initiated in Dáil Éireann only. 2° Every Money Bill passed by Dáil Éireann shall be sent to Seanad Éireann for its recommendations. 2.    1° Every Money Bill sent to Seanad Éireann … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twenty

1.    Every Bill initiated in and passed by Dáil Éireann shall be sent to Seanad Éireann and may, unless it be a Money Bill, be amended in Seanad Éireann and Dáil Éireann shall consider any such amendment. 2.    1° A … Continue reading

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