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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, 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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To Ourselves, Article Seven

The national flag is the tricolour of green, white and orange. A quick correction to the thinking of some many of my fellow countrymen and others around the world. It is not Green, White and Gold. Look up the colour … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Six

1.    All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial, derive, under God, from the people, whose right it is to designate the rulers of the State and, in final appeal, to decide all questions of national policy, according to the … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Three

3.1. It is the firm will of the Irish nation, in harmony and friendship, to unite all the people who share the territory of the island of Ireland, in all the diversity of their identities and traditions, recognising that a … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Two

It is the entitlement and birthright of every person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, to be part of the Irish Nation. That is also the entitlement of all persons otherwise qualified in accordance … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article One

The Irish nation hereby affirms its inalienable, indefeasible, and sovereign right to choose its own form of Government, to determine its relations with other nations, and to develop its life, political, economic and cultural, in accordance with its own genius … Continue reading

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“To ourselves…” Preamble

I’ve been musing more and more on the topic of constitutional reform lately and to that end, I thought I might embark on a little personal project. Presenting: a 51 part treatise on Bunreacht Na hEireann, analyzing it’s meaning, interpretation, relevance … Continue reading

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