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To Ourselves, Articles Eighteen and Nineteen

Oh, the Seanad. What can you stay about it? 1.    Seanad Éireann shall be composed of sixty members, of whom eleven shall be nominated members and forty-nine shall be elected members. Plenty of Senators for one thing. Too many really. … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Seventeen

1.    1° As soon as possible after the presentation to Dáil Éireann under Article 28 of this Constitution of the Estimates of receipts and the Estimates of expenditure of the State for any financial year, Dáil Éireann shall consider such … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Fifteen

1.    1° The National Parliament shall be called and known, and is in this Constitution generally referred to, as the Oireachtas. 2° The Oireachtas shall consist of the President and two Houses, viz.: a House of Representatives to be called … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Five

Turns out, I skipped one of the shorter ones. My bad. I actually wrote this a while back, just forgot to publish it. Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state. You’re probably thinking: “Didn’t we cover this already?” Yes, we’ve … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Fourteen

1.    In the event of the absence of the President, or his temporary incapacity, or his permanent incapacity established as provided by section 3 of Article 12 hereof, or in the event of his death, resignation, removal from office, or … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Thirteen

Now we move onto the powers of the Presidency. 1.    1° The President shall, on the nomination of Dáil Éireann, appoint the Taoiseach, that is, the head of the Government or Prime Minister. 2° The President shall, on the nomination … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twelve

We now move on to the three articles that deal with the position of President of Ireland. Article Twelve concerns itself with the election process, impeachment rules and other basic tenants of the first citizen. It’s the longest article yet, so … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Articles Ten and Eleven

A double whammy today, to finish out this section of the constitution. 1.    All natural resources, including the air and all forms of potential energy, within the jurisdiction of the Parliament and Government established by this Constitution and all royalties … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Nine

Article Nine 1.    1° On the coming into operation of this Constitution any person who was a citizen of Saorstát Éireann immediately before the coming into operation of this Constitution shall become and be a citizen of Ireland. 2° The future … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Eight

1.    The Irish language as the national language is the first official language. 2.    The English language is recognised as a second official language. 3.    Provision may, however, be made by law for the exclusive use of either of the … Continue reading

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