Elaine Byrne: Election outcome could put ball in president’s court
Article 27 was designed for deadlocks between both houses of the Oireachtas
The Oireachtas arithmetic after the next election could well see President Michael D Higgins using a constitutional provision that has never been employed before.
The president’s Council of State met last Tuesday to discuss whether the International Protection Bill 2015 should be referred to the Supreme Court.
Article 26 of the Constitution reminded the public that the office of President has duties other than politely visiting countries. This rarely-used presidential power has proved to...
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