Constitutional Law

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House of Lords committees have criticised the UK government for its growing use of skeleton legislation and the shift in power from Parliament to the executive. Chairs of three influential select committees, with responsibility for scrutinising all legislation before Parliament, have written to Jaco

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Andrew McKeown BL, law lecturer and practising barrister at The Bar of Ireland, considers the procedure for the removal of a judge under the Irish Constitution. As the controversy surrounding Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe continues, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, the Ceann Comhairle, ha

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the existing procedure to revoke Irish citizenship from people who acquire Irish nationality is unconstitutional. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, handing down her ruling in Ali Charaf Damache v the Minister for Justice and Equality today, said there were insufficient saf

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The High Court has ruled that the Seanad can only meet after all 60 members have been elected or nominated. The Seanad is comprised of 49 elected members and eleven members have been nominated by a new Taoiseach. The new president of the High Court, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, sat with Ms Justice Niamh

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The High Court will be asked to rule on whether the Seanad can sit and pass legislation without the appointment of 11 nominees of the new Taoiseach. Competing legal opinions have been put forward as to the constitutionality of the Seanad sitting without all 60 members as protracted government format

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Dr Seán Ó Conaill carries out a textual analysis of the Constitution to examine whether the Oireachtas can sit remotely. Reports emerged today that advice has been issued to TDs and Senators which suggests that the Houses of the Oireachtas cannot sit remotely because the text of the Co

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The Oireachtas has received legal advice indicating that it cannot convene meetings via video-link, according to reports. The advice centres on the wording of Article 15.1.3, which provides that the "Houses of the Oireachtas shall sit in or near the City of Dublin or in such other place as they may

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