Monday October 26, 2020

Politics in Focus: Reconsidering the Constitution

The government has finally got around to organising a constitutional convention, but will it be able to make any significant changes, asks Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent.

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Eamon de Valera, circa 1937. Photo: Getty

As European leaders continue to be the major influence on decisions taken on budgetary policy, the government is turning its attention to one area of reform over which it still has some control: Bunreacht na hÉireann.

The cabinet last week agreed plans for a constitutional convention by next month to assess whether the 1937 Constitution is 'fit for purpose'.

Under the agreed terms, a 99-member convention under a chairman and comprising 66 citizens and...

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