Colin Murphy: Off Message
Thanks to the quirks of past politicians, some of the most important edicts of our constitution have no force in law
‘In what pertains to the control of credit, the constant and predominant aim shall be the welfare of the people as a whole.”
To judge by recent Irish history, you might think this an obscure quote from some forgotten Victorian tract on political economy. But it’s a quote from our constitution.
Article 45 of Bunreacht na Éireann sets out some “Directive Principles of Social Policy”. The Irish version (which takes precedence)...
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