1 There shall be a President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann), hereinafter called the President, who shall take precedence over all other persons in the State. Bunreacht na hÉireann. Tá san áireamh na leasuithe a rinneadh ó achtaíodh an Bunreacht i suas go dtí an tAcht um an Tríochadú Leasú ar an. BUNREACHT NA hÉIREANN . There shall be a President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann), hereinafter called the President, who shall take precedence over.

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However, the constitutional prohibition on the death penalty Article The judges of the Supreme Court, the High Court and all other Courts established in pursuance of Article 34 hereof shall be appointed by the President. A law establishing or recognizing any such council shall determine its rights, powers and duties, and its relation to the Oireachtas and to the Government. ARTICLE 30 1 There shall be an Attorney General who shall be the adviser of the Government in matters of law and legal opinion, and shall exercise and perform all such powers, functions and duties as are conferred or imposed on him by this Constitution or by law.

The President may, after consultation with the Council of State, communicate with the Houses of the Oireachtas by message or address on any matter of national or public importance.

Every citizen who has reached his thirty-fifth year of age is eligible for election to the office of President. These articles offended Unionists in Northern Ireland, who considered them tantamount to an illegal extraterritorial claim.

How to apply You can access a full copy of the Constitution on irishstatutebook. If a heiteann of either House of the Oireachtas be elected President, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House.

The Irish Constitution

On 25 Novemberthree proposals were put to the people, the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. Second Amendment of the Constitution Act, [An omnibus proposal, covering a range of disparate Articles, aimed at tidying up the Constitution in the light of experience since its enactment. See also children, parents. The Bunreachh and legislation One of the most important Articles of the Constitution is Article Usually referendums are only proposed when there is wide political support for the proposed change.


Bunreacht na hÉireann (Constitution of Ireland)

As originally enacted inArticle 2 asserted that “the whole island of Ireland, its islands and the territorial seas” formed a single “national territory”, while Article 3 asserted that the Oireachtas had a right “to exercise jurisdiction over the whole of burneacht territory”.

Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution Act, [Prohibition of death penalty and removal of references to death penalty.

The Taoiseach may at any time, for reasons which to him seem sufficient, request a member of the Government to resign; should the member concerned fail to comply with the request, his appointment shall be terminated by the President if the Taoiseach so advises.

Amendments effected bunraecht the Constitution was enacted in are listed below.


The ban on divorce was not removed until Adoption of the Constitution of Ireland. When the draft new constitution was published, the Irish Independent described it as one of Mr. Every member of the Council of State appointed by the President, unless he dies, resigns, becomes permanently incapacitated, or is removed from office, shall hold office until the successor of the President by whom he was appointed shall have entered upon his office.

A person who holds, or who has held, office as President, shall be eligible for re-election to that office once, but only once. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Article 45which sets out directive principles of social policy. House of Representatives Any other member of the Government may resign from office by placing his resignation in the hands of the Taoiseach for submission to the President.

The Chairman or presiding member shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes. No Court whatever shall have jurisdiction to question the validity of a law, or any provision of a law, the Bill for which shall have been referred to the Supreme Court by the President under Article 26 of this Constitution, or to question the validity of a provision of a law where the corresponding provision in the Bill for such law shall have been referred to the Supreme Court by the President under the said Article bunracht The Council of State may by a majority of its members make such provision as to them may seem heiraenn for the exercise heirean performance of the powers and functions conferred on the President by or under this Constitution in any contingency which is not provided for by the foregoing provisions of this Article.


The President may, after consultation with the Council of State, refer any Bill to which bunreachr Article applies to the Supreme Court for a decision on the question as to whether such Bill or any specified provision or provisions of such Bill is or are repugnant to this Constitution or to any provision thereof.

President in relation to policy EngvarB from October Use dmy dates from October Articles containing Irish-language text Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Ireland accepts the generally recognised principles of international law as its rule of conduct in its relations with other States.

No title of nobility or of honour may be accepted bundeacht any heireznn except with the prior approval of bunrezcht Government. Government succession to Government of In the case of an equality of votes but not otherwise the chairman shall be entitled to vote.

No power or function conferred on the President by law shall be exercisable or performable by him save only on the advice of the Government. Names of the Irish state.