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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Constitution of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Ceann Comhairle1 is the chairman or speaker of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of the Republic of Ireland.
The constitution states that it is the highest law of the land and grants the Supreme Court authority to interpret its provisions, and to strike down the laws of the Oireachtas and activities of the Government it finds to be unconstitutional.
The Constitution of Ireland, particularly in the form in which it was adopted in 1937, has been accused of favouring the Roman Catholic Church and of bias against Protestants.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Constitution-of-Ireland   (1445 words)

  
  Constitution of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The constitution states that it is the highest law of the land and grants the Supreme Court authority to interpret its provisions, and to strike down the laws of the Oireachtas and activities of the Government it finds to be unconstitutional.
The Constitution of Ireland, particularly in the form in which it was adopted in 1937, has been accused of favouring the Roman Catholic Church and of bias against Protestants.
It is finally argued that the prohibition of divorce was supported by senior members of the Church of Ireland and that the constitution's explicit recognition of the Jewish community was progressive in the climate of the 1930s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constitution_of_Ireland   (5328 words)

  
 Elections Ireland: Referendums
The draft Constitution was approved by the people at a plebiscite held on 1st July 1937.
A constitutional referendum relates to proposals for the amendment of the Constitution.
The first two amendments to the Constitution took place during the transitional period within which the Constitution could be amended by ordinary law without a referendum in accordance with Article 51.
electionsireland.org /results/referendum   (584 words)

  
 Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fact that most people in Ireland belonged to some religion, and that the education system and to a lesser extent the health system were denominational in structure, with Roman Catholicism, the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church, the Jewish community and others running their own schools and non-governmental agencies.
Though anti-semitism in Ireland in the 1930s was less prevalent than in Germany, the explicit granting of a right to exist to the Jewish faith in Ireland, marked a significant difference to the legal approach to Jewish rights in other European states.
In addition, in the rapproachment between Northern Ireland and what was now known as the Republic of Ireland, many southerners perceived the "special position" as a barrier between a north-south relationship and even a potential source of discrimination against minorities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fifth_Amendment_of_the_Constitution_of_Ireland   (1098 words)

  
 The All-Party Oireachtas Committee On The Constitution
Bunreacht na hÉireann, the Constitution of Ireland, is the basic law of Ireland.
The Constitution can be changed only by a referendum in which every citizen of Ireland, over the age of eighteen, is entitled to vote.
The Constitution was passed in a referendum on 1 July 1937.
www.constitution.ie   (273 words)

  
 Constitution and Government of Ireland
The Constitution of Ireland is the basic law of the State.
It is the successor of the Constitution of Dáil Éireann (1919) and the Constitution of the Irish Free State (1922).
Under the Constitution, the Dáil has exclusive responsibility for considering the estimates of receipts and expenditure of the State, for approving international agreements which involve charges upon public funds and for assenting to a declaration of, or participation in, war.
www.ireland-information.com /reference/congov.htm   (2863 words)

  
 The Constitution of Ireland
Article 41.2 must be reworded to reflect accurately the value of this work, the skill of the workers who do it and the entitlements it should earn them, and thus help end the gross discrimination women have suffered both as workers in the home and workers outside.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela went further, enshrining in its 1999 Constitution the social and economic recognition of unwaged work in the context of equality and equity between the sexes.
In rural Ireland caring work, done mainly by women, has traditionally included making the land fruitful – tending orchards, gardens and fields, rearing and tending animals, gathering berries, herbs, etc. For centuries this field and yard work has helped to keep families and communities alive and strong in the face of poverty and emigration.
www.globalwomenstrike.net /English2005/constitution_of_ireland.htm   (1355 words)

  
 THE CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This unofficial text of the Constitution is based on the text published prior to the referendum and voted on by the people in 1937 together with the subsequent amendments passed by the Oireachtas and voted on in referendum.
The Constitution of the Irish Free State, therefore, lacked one of the major essential attributes of effective constitutions, in that it was not the instrument of supreme law.
The Draft Constitution Bill was recommitted to a Committee of the entire House on 9th June, 1937 in respect of amendments and finally, on 14th June, 1937, the final stage of the Bill was moved in the House.
www.johnpghall.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /constit.htm   (5960 words)

  
 ICL - Ireland - Constitution
All revenues of the State from whatever source arising shall, subject to such exception as may be provided by law, form one fund, and shall be appropriated for the purposes and in the manner and subject to the charges and liabilities determined and imposed by law.
(5.1) The provisions of this Constitution which relate to the exercise and performance by the President of the powers and functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution shall subject to the subsequent provisions of this section apply to the exercise and performance of the said powers and functions under this article.
The Constitution of Ireland in force immediately prior to the date of the coming into operation of this Constitution and the Constitution of the Irish Free State (Ireland) Act.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/ei00000_.html   (10195 words)

  
 Irish Republic - Constitution
The provisions of this Constitution which relate to the exercise and performance by the President of the powers and functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution shall subject to the subsequent provisions of this section apply to the exercise and performance of the said powers and functions under this Article.
All crimes and offences prosecuted in any court constituted under Article 34 of this Constitution other than a court of summary jurisdiction shall be prosecuted in the name of the People and at the suit of the Attorney General or some other person authorised in accordance with law to act for that purpose.
Every proposal, other than a proposal to amend the Constitution, which is submitted by Referendum to the decision of the people shall for the purposes of Article 27 hereof be held to have been approved by the people unless vetoed by them in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing sub-section of this section.
www.uhb.fr /Langues/Cei/constit.htm   (9850 words)

  
 CAIN: The Northern Ireland Constitution, 1974
Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom and Parliament has the ultimate responsibility for its future.
The Government believes it would now be right, as a first stage in further consideration of Northern Ireland's future, to provide a forum in which elected representatives of the people of Northern Ireland may have the widest possible discussions with the aim of determining what measure of agreement can be reached among themselves.
Local institutions in Northern Ireland cannot be established on a basis unacceptable to broad sections of opinion there; equally they cannot be established on a basis unacceptable to the United Kingdom as a whole or to Parliament as representing it.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /hmso/cmd5675.htm   (2231 words)

  
 Constitution
The Constitution establishes the branches or organs of government, it establishes the courts and it also sets out how those institutions should be run.
One of the most important Articles of the Constitution is Article 15.4, which states that the Oireachtas must not enact any law that is repugnant to the Constitution and that any such law is invalid.
If a proposed new law is repugnant to the Constitution, it cannot be enacted without first changing the Constitution by a constitutional referendum.
oasis.gov.ie /government_in_ireland/.../constitution_introduction.html   (265 words)

  
 Department of the Taoiseach - Constitution of Ireland - Bunreacht na hÉireann
The Constitution can be changed only by a referendum in which every citizen of Ireland, over the age of 18, is entitled to vote.
The Constitution was passed in a referendum on the 1st July 1937.
Amendments effected since the Constitution was enacted in 1937 up to the time of printing of the latest edition (November 2004) are listed in the attached documents.
www.taoiseach.gov.ie /index.asp?docID=243   (162 words)

  
 Government of Ireland - About Ireland
The name of the state according to article 4 of the constitution is, Ireland in the English language and Éire in the Irish language.
The Constitution of Ireland is Bunreacht na hÉireann, the basic law of the State.
The President of Ireland is elected by direct vote from the people for a term of seven years.
www.irlgov.ie /aboutireland/eng/irstate.asp   (683 words)

  
 The Irish State - Constitution
The basic law of the State is the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) adopted by referendum in 1937.
The Constitution regulates the method of election of the President and defines the President’s powers inrelation to the two Houses of the Oireachtas and the Government.
The Constitution may be amended only by an Act of the Oireachtas, the Bill for which has been approved by the people in a referendum after being passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas.
www.ireland-information.com /reference/constiti.html   (453 words)

  
 Constitution - Ratification
Any bill not amending the constitution can be given to a referendum on demand of a majority of the members of parliament or not less than 1/3 of the members of senate, Art.
The law, the 28th Amendment of the Constitution Bill, had to be passed by both houses before it could be put to the people in a referendum.
Nevertheless Ireland will pursue its plans to hold a referendum on the EU constitution and will ratify it without setting any date or putting forward the required laws to enable the vote.
www.unizar.es /euroconstitucion/Treaties/Treaty_Const_Rat_Ireland.htm   (883 words)

  
 Category:Ireland - Inmatelaw.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the Republic of Ireland the principle of habeas corpus is guaranteed by Article 40, Section 4 of the Constitution of IrelandIrish constitution.
The state inherited habeas corpus as part of the common law when it seceded from the United Kingdom in 1922, but the principle was also guaranteed by Article 6 of the Constitution of the Irish Free State in force from 1922 to 1937.
The amendment also added a requirement that, where the High Court believed someone's detention to be invalid due to the unconstitutionality of a law, it must refer the matter to the Irish Supreme Court and may release the individual on bail only in the interim.
www.inmatelaw.org /index.php/Category:Ireland   (367 words)

  
 Bunreacht na hÉireann (Constitution of Ireland)
Gill and Macmillan annotated constitution of Ireland 1937-94.
Constitutional law of Ireland: the law of the executive, legislative and judicature.
No provision of this Constitution invalidates laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by the State necessitated by the obligations of membership of the Communities or prevents laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by the Communities, or institutions thereof, from having the force of law in the State.
www.ucc.ie /celt/online/E900003-005/E900003-005.html   (10244 words)

  
 Irish Law
Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government.
The president, who serves as chief of state in a largely ceremonial role, is elected for a 7-year term and can be re-elected only once.
In carrying out certain constitutional powers and functions, the president is aided by the Council of State, an advisory body.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/ireland.htm   (305 words)

  
 Sociological Association of Ireland Constitution 1979
The articles of the constitution of the association were updated by a sub-committee of the Executive committee in 2003.
The section 'Organisation of the Association' details the composition of the committee and the processes that must be followed in terms of election to the committee, introduction of motions/constitutional amendments and other such processes.
Motions to amend the Constitution must be received by the Honorary Secretary (minutes) at least ten (10) days prior to the Annual General Meeting in writing and accompanied by the signatures of four (4) supporting full members.
www.ucd.ie /sai/SAI_constitution.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Ireland west - life in Ireland
The geographical situation of Ireland was always a significant barrier to development as the principal markets are subject to significant transport costs.
The Republic of Ireland is a parliamentary democracy governed by the Oireachtas which consists of the President and the Legislature.
Seanad Éireann has 60 Seanadoirí (Senators); 11 are nominated by the Taoiseach, 6 are elected by the graduates of Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland and the remaining 43 are elected by 5 panels.
www.westirelandholidays.com /ireland/culture.htm   (822 words)

  
 Constitution - Indymedia Ireland
Having identified the fact that the existing internet editorial collective is the sole effective decision making body in the structure, independent projects with a similar ethos will not be inclined to subject their projects to the unwieldy authority of a group whose activities are concentrated on the management of the indymedia.ie web-site.
2.1 The Indymedia Ireland Internet Collective is an internet project which manages the open-publishing internet platform at www.indymedia.ie with the aim of facilitating the creation and distribution of radical, passionate tellings of truth to as wide as an audience as possible.
We attempt to operate in as participatory, transparent and democratic manner as is possible and in order to do so, we apply our editorial guidelines, in as objective and transparent manner as possible in order to manage the information that is distributed through our system.
www.indymedia.ie /constitution   (2631 words)

  
 CAIN: The Northern Ireland Constitution, 1974
The Government believes it would now be right, as a first stage in further consideration of Northern Ireland's future, to provide a forum in which elected representatives of the people of Northern Ireland may have the widest possible discussions with the aim of determining what measure of agreement can be reached among themselves.
Local institutions in Northern Ireland cannot be established on a basis unacceptable to broad sections of opinion there; equally they cannot be established on a basis unacceptable to the United Kingdom as a whole or to Parliament as representing it.
Against this background the Government proposes to introduce legislation for the election of a Constitutional Convention, to consider what provisions for the government of Northern Ireland would be likely to command the most widespread acceptance throughout the community there.
www.cain.ulst.ac.uk /hmso/cmd5675.htm   (2231 words)

  
 SCR No 2 of 1984; Re New Ireland Provincial Constitution [1984] PNGLR 81 (27 April 1984)
18(1) of the New Ireland Provincial Constitution is unconstitutional, in toto, and is therefore invalid and ineffective.
18(1)(h) of the Constitution of the New Ireland Province.
These are questions arising out of provisions of the New Ireland Constitution, not on interpretation vis a vis the National Constitution, but on the meaning of the sections in themselves.
www.worldlii.org /pg/cases/PNGLR/1984/81.html   (5663 words)

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