Ireland's Evolving Constitution 1937-1997: Collected Essays

Ireland's Evolving Constitution 1937-1997: Collected Essays

By: Patrick M. Twomey (editor), Tim Murphy (editor)Paperback

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To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland, this important collection of essays includes a wide range of contributions on the most significant aspects of Irish constitutional law and jurisprudence. In addition to political and legal commentators, leading academics in the fields of philosophy, history and political geography assess the history and future of the Constitution from the perspectives of their particular disciplines. The resulting blend of arguments offers a serious and sometimes controversial set of insights into the changing role of the constitution in light of social and political change in Ireland over the past 60 years. The overall result is a detailed contextual analysis of Ireland's basic law aimed at a readership interested in the Irish Constitution and constitutional matters generally. Contributors: Garrett Barden, Dr. Noel Browne, Professor Tony Carty, Bozena Cierlik, Desmond Clarke, Michael Cronin, Dolores Dooley, Garret Fitzgerald, Leo Flynn, Adrian Hunt, Stephen Livingstone, Irene Lynch, Frank Martin, David Gwynn Morgan, Siobhan Mullally, Tim Murphy, John A. Murphy, Dr. Siofra O'Leary, Dr. Paul O'Mahony, Brendan Ryan, Niamh Nic Shuibhne, Patrick Twomey, Anthony Whelan, Gerry Whyte.

About Author

Tim Murphy is a Lecturer in Law at University College, Cork. Patrick Twomey is a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781901362176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781901362176
  • weight: 650
  • ISBN10: 1901362175

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