Constitutional Law of Ireland

By: Michael Forde and David Leonard
ISBN: 9781847667380

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About Constitutional Law of Ireland

Originally written for the fiftieth anniversary of the Constitution of Ireland, this book is an account of how the Constitution’s requirements have been implemented by the legislature and interpreted by the courts. In this way it provides an integrated and contextual account of constitutional law in Ireland. It goes as far as to place it in context of some foreign constitutions, especially the Constitutions of the United States, France, Germany... Read more

About Constitutional Law of Ireland

Originally written for the fiftieth anniversary of the Constitution of Ireland, this book is an account of how the Constitution’s requirements have been implemented by the legislature and interpreted by the courts. In this way it provides an integrated and contextual account of constitutional law in Ireland. It goes as far as to place it in context of some foreign constitutions, especially the Constitutions of the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as indeed the Irish courts refer frequently to other countries for guidance in interpreting the Constitution.

The book largely falls into four parts. The first few chapters are introductory and cover the drafting and adoption of the Constitution, some features of the State and its citizens, and the judicial review of laws. The next few chapters deal with the various institutions of government and with the activities of the State in the international arena and in relation to fiscal matters. Then following on from this there are a number of chapters which consider what may be termed the various civil liberties and rights. There is a final brief section, towards the end of the book which deals with the various legal breaches of the Constitution.

This new edition has been extensively rewritten to account for the enormous to take into account the tumultuous changes in Irish Constitutional Law in the intervening years. Challenges to articles, referenda, new legislation, and cases are all judicially considered. Michael Forde and David Leonard offer the reader everything they need to know on this complex subject.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Contents
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of the Irish Constitution
Table of Other Constitutions
Table of European Legislation
Table of International Treaties, Conventions and Statues
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Judicial Review
Chapter 3. The State and its Authority
Chapter 4. The President
Chapter 5. The Legislature
Chapter 6. The Executive
Chapter 7. The Courts and Judiciary
Chapter 8. Separation of Powers
Chapter 9. The European Union
Chapter 10. International Relations
Chapter 11. Public Finance
Chapter 12. Fundamental / Human Rights
Chapter 13. Legality or the Rule of Law
Chapter 14. Life and Human Dignity
Chapter 15. Personal Liberty
Chapter 16. Equality and Non-Discrimination
Chapter 17. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 18. Civil and Other Procedures
Chapter 19. Speech and Expression
Chapter 20. Association and Assembly
Chapter 21. Political Participation
Chapter 22. Religion
Chapter 23. Privacy and Personality
Chapter 24. The Family, Children and the Unborn
Chapter 25. Private Property
Chapter 26. Economic Activities
Chapter 27. Education, Health and Welfare
Chapter 28. Non-Government Conduct
Chapter 29. State Security, Emergencies and War
Chapter 30. Procedure and Remedies
Annex: Constitution of Ireland
Index

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 31 October 2013
ISBN: 9781847667380
Binding: Hardback
Edition: 3
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