Constitutional Law

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The Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) will host a free online panel discussion on the upcoming family and care referendums next week. The event, taking place on Tuesday 27 February, 7pm, will feature Dr Laura Cahillane, associate professor in law at the University of Limerick; Dr Catherine Day,

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FLAC has given its backing to only one of the two proposed constitutional amendments being put to voters next month, describing the wording of the proposed care amendment as "implicitly sexist". The independent human rights and equality organisation today set out its legal analysis of the extent to

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Roderic O'Gorman, the minister for children, equality, disability, integration and youth, is to address a University of Galway event on the upcoming referendums on the family and care. The event, titled "The Constitutional Referendums on 8th March 2024: A Discussion with Minister Roderic O’Gor

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Ireland's independent electoral commission, An Coimisiún Toghcháin, has formally launched the independent information campaign for the two constitutional referendums taking place in March. An Coimisiún Toghcháin has taken on the role previously held by the Referendum Comm

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The wording of the government's proposed constitutional amendments on family and care may remove "offensive" references to women but risk introducing new "harmful stereotypes" about disabled people, an influential legal rights group has warned. FLAC has written to the Taoiseach, the equality ministe

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Two referendums seeking approval to change what the Constitution says about family and care, including the controversial provision about women's "life within the home", are to be held on 8 March 2024. Draft bills providing for the referendums are expected to be published within days after equality m

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Landmark reforms to the judicial appointments process could be referred to the Supreme Court this week amid concerns around their constitutionality. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022, which completed the final stages in the Oireachtas in July, will replace the Judicial Appointments Advi

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The Housing Commission has failed to reach a consensus on constitutional change and is set to publish two rival reports as a result, according to The Irish Times. The Commission was tasked with considering housing policy in general as well as bringing forward proposals on the wording for a referendu

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The Supreme Court will tomorrow begin hearing arguments on the timing of its proposed declaration on the unconstitutionality of the laws governing elections for Seanad University Panels. In April this year, the court ruled that the Oireachtas had failed to meet a constitutional obligation to extend

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The Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws governing elections for Seanad University Panels. The legal proceedings were brought by a graduate of the University of Limerick who claimed that the Oireachtas had failed to meet a constitutional obligation to extend the

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