In the 1930s when Eamon de Valera was framing the new Irish Constitution he was deeply concerned about the growing spread of fascism in Europe. Not only had democracy failed to halt it, but Europe's dictators - including Hitler and Mussolini - had early in their careers submitted themselves to the ballot box.
The problem was that once elected there was no legal or constitutional limitation of their powers. With a sizeable majority and the...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Get a Business Account for you and your team