Constitutional Law

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The High Court has upheld the constitutionality of emergency measures introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 which imposed criminal sanctions for certain gatherings and leaving home without reasonable excuse. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justice David Nolan stated: &ld

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The Housing Commission has failed to reach a consensus on a proposed referendum on housing, with the issue to be examined further by a new inter-departmental group. Housing minister Darragh O'Brien yesterday published a number of reports prepared by the Housing Commission, which was established in 2

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A referendum on Ireland's participation in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will no longer take place in June, the government has said. Ministers previously announced in January that a referendum paving the way for Ireland to ratify the UPC agreement would take place alongside the European and local e

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The Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA) has said it is "disappointed" with the outcome of the referendums on family and care in its first statement since the results came in. The association's standing committee had endorsed a Yes-Yes vote in the referendums, while expressing regret that the pro

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Both the family and care referendums were rejected by overwhelming majorities on Friday. The family referendum, which would have inserted words into the Constitution recognising "durable relationships" other than those based on marriage, was rejected with 32.3 per cent of voters in favour and 67.7 p

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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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