This seminal work, recognised as the authoritative and definitive commentary on Ireland's fundamental law, provides a detailed guide to the structure of the Irish Constitution.
Each Article is set out in full, in English and Irish, and examined in detail, with reference to all the leading Irish and international case law.
It is essential reading for all who require knowledge of the Irish legal system and will prove a vital resource to legal professionals, students and scholars of constitutional and comparative law.
Since the last edition:
* The 27th Amendment abolished the constitutional jus soliright to Irish Nationality.
* The 28th Amendment allowed the State to ratify the Lisbon Treaty.
* The 29th Amendment relaxed the prohibition on the reduction of the salaries of Irish judges.
* The 30th Amendment allowed the State to ratify the European Fiscal Compact.
* The 31st Amendment was a general statement of children's rights and a provision intended to secure the power of the State to take children into care.
* The 33rd Amendment mandated a new Court of Appeal
* The 34th Amendment prohibited restriction on civil marriage based on sex.
These Amendments have led to a plethora of cases, all of which are covered in detail in this new edition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1.1 Introduction
Part 2: Preamble
Chapter 2.1 Preamble
Part 3: The Nation and the State
Chapter 3.1 The Nation
Chapter 3.2 The State
Chapter 3.3 Citizenship
Chapter 3.4 State Property and Finance
Part 4: The Oireachtas
Chapter 4.1 The President
Chapter 4.2 Powers and Functions
Chapter 4.3 Dáil Éireann
Chapter 4.4 Seanad Éireann
Chapter 4.5 Legislation
Part 5: Governance
Chapter 5.1 The Government
Chapter 5.2 Local Government
Chapter 5.3 External Relations
Chapter 5.4 Other Constitutional Organs
Part 6: The Courts
Chapter 6.1 Judicial Function and Independence
Chapter 6.2 The High Court and Judicial Review
Chapter 6.3 The Supreme Court
Chapter 6.4 The Judiciary
Chapter 6.5 Trial of Offences
Part 7: Social and Fundamental Rights
Chapter 7.1 Introduction to Fundamental Rights
Chapter 7.2 Equality
Chapter 7.3 Personal Rights
Chapter 7.4 Liberty
Chapter 7.5 Expression, Assembly and Association
Chapter 7.6 The Family and Education
Chapter 7.7 Private Property
Chapter 7.8 Religion
Chapter 7.9 Directive Principles of Social Policy
Part 8: Constitutional Change and Transition
Chapter 8.1 Amendment and Referenda
Chapter 8.2 Repeal and Continuance
Chapter 8.3 Transitory Provisions
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