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Ireland's Evolving Constitution 1937-1997

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ISBN13: 9781901362169
ISBN: 1901362167
Published: February 1998
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



To mark the 60th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland, this collection of essays covers the most significant aspects of Irish constitutional law and jurisprudence. It offers an insight into the changing role of the constitution in Ireland over the past 60 years.

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Contents:
Discovering a constitution, Garrett Barden; the 1937 constitution - some historical reflections, John A. Murphy; the Irish constitution in its historical context, Garret Fitzgerald; church and state in modern Ireland, Noel Browne; some reflections on the role of religion in the constitutional order, Gerry Whyte; education, the state and sectarian schools, Desmond M. Clarke; the family in the constitution - principle and practice, Frank Martin; the Irish constitution, international law and the Northern question - the need for radical thinking, Anthony Carty; judicial activism - too much of a good thing; David Gwynn Morgan; gendered citizenship in the Irish constitution, Dolores Dolley; to be an Irish man - constructions of masculinity within the constitution, Leo Flynn; equality guarantees in Irish constitutional law - the myth of constitutionalism and the ""neutral state"", Siobhan Mullally; economic inequality and the constitution, Tim Murphy; the constitution and criminal justice, Paul O'Mahony; freedom of expression - talking about the troubles, Patrick Twomey; lawyers and unions - the right to freedom of association in the Irish constitution, Irene Lynch; information, justice and power, Brendan Ryan; bunreacht na hEireann and the Polish ""April Constitution"", Bozena Cierlik; the constitution, the courts and the Irish language, Niamh Nic Shuibhne; this side of paradise - the constitution and the Irish language, Michael Cronin; national sovereignty in the European Union, Anthony Whelan; the reciprocal relationship between Irish constitutional law and the law of the European communities, Siofra O'Leary; politics beyond parties and the Irish constitution, Stephen Livingstone; evaluating constitutions - the Irish constitution and the limits of constitutionalism, Adrian Hunt.