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    for the election on a franchise and in the manner to be provided by law by one or more of the following institutions namely i the universities mentioned in subsection 1 of this section ii any other institutions of higher education in the State of so many members of Seanad Éireann as may be fixed by law in substitution for an equal number of the members to be elected pursuant to paragraphs i and ii of the said subsection 1 A member or members of Seanad Éireann may be elected under this subsection by institutions grouped together or by a single institution 4 3 Nothing in this Article shall be invoked to prohibit the dissolution by law of a university mentioned in subsection 1 of this section 5 Every election of the elected members of Seanad Éireann shall be held on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and by secret postal ballot 6 The members of Seanad Éireann to be elected by the Universities shall be elected on a franchise and in the manner to be provided by law 7 1 Before each general election of the members of Seanad Éireann to be elected from panels of candidates five panels of candidates shall be formed in the manner provided by law containing respectively the names of persons having knowledge and practical experience of the following interests and services namely i National Language and Culture Literature Art Education and such professional interests as may be defined by law for the purpose of this panel ii Agriculture and allied interests and Fisheries iii Labour whether organised or unorganised iv Industry and Commerce including banking finance accountancy engineering and architecture v Public Administration and social services including voluntary social activities 7 2 Not more than eleven and subject to the provisions of Article 19 hereof not less than five members of Seanad Éireann shall be elected from any one panel 8 A general election for Seanad Éireann shall take place not later than ninety days after a dissolution of Dáil Éireann and the first meeting of Seanad Éireann after the general election shall take place on a day to be fixed by the President on the advice of the Taoiseach 9 Every member of Seanad Éireann shall unless he dies resigns or becomes disqualified continue to hold office until the day before the polling day of the general election for Seanad Éireann next held after his election or nomination 10 1 Subject to the foregoing provisions of this Article elections of the elected members of Seanad Éireann shall be regulated by law 10 2 Casual vacancies in the number of the nominated members of Seanad Éireann shall be filled by nomination by the Taoiseach with the prior consent of persons so nominated 10 3 Casual vacancies in the number of the elected members of Seanad Éireann shall be filled in the manner provided by law Article 19 Provision may be made by law for the direct election by any functional or vocational group or association or council of so many members of Seanad Éireann as may be fixed by such law in substitution for an equal number of the members to be elected from the corresponding panels of candidates constituted under Article 18 of this Constitution Legislation Article 20 1 Every Bill initiated in and passed by Dáil Éireann shall be sent to Seanad Éireann and may unless it be a Money Bill be amended in Seanad Éireann and Dáil Éireann shall consider any such amendment 2 1 A Bill other than a Money Bill may be initiated in Seanad Éireann and if passed by Seanad Éireann shall be introduced in Dáil Éireann 2 2 A Bill initiated in Seanad Éireann if amended in Dáil Éireann shall be considered as a Bill initiated in Dáil Éireann 3 A Bill passed by either House and accepted by the other House shall be deemed to have been passed by both Houses Money Bills Article 21 1 1 Money Bills shall be initiated in Dáil Éireann only 1 2 Every Money Bill passed by Dáil Éireann shall be sent to Seanad Éireann for its recommendations 2 1 Every Money Bill sent to Seanad Éireann for its recommendations shall at the expiration of a period not longer than twenty one days after it shall have been sent to Seanad Éireann be returned to Dáil Éireann which may accept or reject all or any of the recommendations of Seanad Éireann 2 2 If such Money Bill is not returned by Seanad Éireann to Dáil Éireann within such twenty one days or is returned within such twenty one days with recommendations which Dáil Éireann does not accept it shall be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said twenty one days Article 22 1 1 A Money Bill means a Bill which contains only provisions dealing with all or any of the following matters namely the imposition repeal remission alteration or regulation of taxation the imposition for the payment of debt or other financial purposes of charges on public moneys or the variation or repeal of any such charges supply the appropriation receipt custody issue or audit of accounts of public money the raising or guarantee of any loan or the repayment thereof matters subordinate and incidental to these matters or any of them 1 2 In this definition the expressions taxation public money and loan respectively do not include any taxation money or loan raised by local authorities or bodies for local purposes 2 1 The Chairman of Dáil Éireann shall certify any Bill which in his opinion is a Money Bill to be a Money Bill and his certificate shall subject to the subsequent provisions of this section be final and conclusive 2 2 Seanad Éireann by a resolution passed at a sitting at which not less than thirty members are present may request the President to refer the question whether the Bill is or is not a Money Bill to a Committee of Privileges 2 3 If the President after consultation with the Council of State decides to accede to the request he shall appoint a Committee of Privileges consisting of an equal number of members of Dáil Éireann and of Seanad Éireann and a Chairman who shall be a Judge of the Supreme Court these appointments shall be made after consultation with the Council of State In the case of an equality of votes but not otherwise the Chairman shall be entitled to vote 2 4 The President shall refer the question to the Committee of Privileges so appointed and the Committee shall report its decision thereon to the President within twenty one days after the day on which the Bill was sent to Seanad Éireann 2 5 The decision of the Committee shall be final and conclusive 2 6 If the President after consultation with the Council of State decides not to accede to the request of Seanad Éireann or if the Committee of Privileges fails to report within the time hereinbefore specified the certificate of the Chairman of Dáil Éireann shall stand confirmed Time for Consideration of Bills Article 23 1 This Article applies to every Bill passed by Dáil Éireann and sent to Seanad Éireann other than a Money Bill or a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann shall have been abridged under Article 24 of this Constitution 1 1 Whenever a Bill to which this Article applies is within the stated period defined in the next following sub section either rejected by Seanad Éireann or passed by Seanad Éireann with amendments to which Dáil Éireann does not agree or is neither passed with or without amendment nor rejected by Seanad Éireann within the stated period the Bill shall if Dáil Éireann so resolves within one hundred and eighty days after the expiration of the stated period be deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas on the day on which the resolution is passed 1 2 The stated period is the period of ninety days commencing on the day on which the Bill is first sent by Dáil Éireann to Seanad Éireann or any longer period agreed upon in respect of the Bill by both Houses of the Oireachtas 2 1 The preceding section of this Article shall apply to a Bill which is initiated in and passed by Seanad Éireann amended by Dáil Éireann and accordingly deemed to have been initiated in Dáil Éireann 2 2 For the purpose of this application the stated period shall in relation to such a Bill commence on the day on which the Bill is first sent to Seanad Éireann after having been amended by Dáil Éireann Article 24 1 If and whenever on the passage by Dáil Éireann of any Bill other than a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal to amend the Constitution the Taoiseach certifies by messages in writing addressed to the President and to the Chairman of each House of the Oireachtas that in the opinion of the Government the Bill is urgent and immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace and security or by reason of the existence of a public emergency whether domestic or international the time for the consideration of such Bill by Seanad Éireann shall if Dáil Éireann so resolves and if the President after consultation with the Council of State concurs be abridged to such period as shall be specified in the resolution 2 Where a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann has been abridged under this Article a is in the case of a Bill which is not a Money Bill rejected by Seanad Éireann or passed by Seanad Éireann with amendments to which Dáil Éireann does not agree or neither passed nor rejected by Seanad Éireann or b is in the case of a Money Bill either returned by Seanad Éireann to Dáil Éireann with recommendations which Dáil Éireann does not accept or is not returned by Seanad Éireann to Dáil Éireann within the period specified in the resolution the Bill shall be deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas at the expiration of that period 3 When a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann has been abridged under this Article becomes law it shall remain in force for a period of ninety days from the date of its enactment and no longer unless before the expiration of that period both Houses shall have agreed that such law shall remain in force for a longer period and the longer period so agreed upon shall have been specified in resolutions passed by both Houses Signing and Promulgation of Laws Article 25 1 As soon as any Bill other than a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal for the amendment of this Constitution shall have been passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas the Taoiseach shall present it to the President for his signature and for promulgation by him as a law in accordance with the provisions of this Article 2 1 Save as otherwise provided by this Constitution every Bill so presented to the President for his signature and for promulgation by him as a law shall be signed by the President not earlier than the fifth and not later than the seventh day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to him 2 2 At the request of the Government with the prior concurrence of Seanad Éireann the President may sign any Bill the subject of such request on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after such date as aforesaid 3 Every Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann shall have been abridged under Article 24 of this Constitution shall be signed by the President on the day on which such Bill is presented to him for signature and promulgation as a law 4 1 Every Bill shall become and be law as on and from the day on which it is signed by the President under this Constitution and shall unless the contrary intention appears come into operation on that day 4 2 Every Bill signed by the President under this Constitution shall be promulgated by him as a law by the publication by his direction of a notice in the Iris Oifigiúil stating that the Bill has become law 4 3 Every Bill shall be signed by the President in the text in which it was passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas and if a Bill is so passed or deemed to have been passed in both the official languages the President shall sign the text of the Bill in each of those languages 4 4 Where the President signs the text of a Bill in one only of the official languages an official translation shall be issued in the other official language 4 5 As soon as may be after the signature and promulgation of a Bill as a law the text of such law which was signed by the President or where the President has signed the text of such law in each of the official languages both the signed texts shall be enrolled for record in the office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court and the text or both the texts so enrolled shall be conclusive evidence of the provisions of such law 4 6 In case of conflict between the texts of a law enrolled under this section in both the official languages the text in the national language shall prevail 5 1 It shall be lawful for the Taoiseach from time to time as occasion appears to him to require to cause to be prepared under his supervision a text in both the official languages of this Constitution as then in force embodying all amendments theretofore made therein 5 2 A copy of every text so prepared when authenticated by the signatures of the Taoiseach and the Chief Justice shall be signed by the President and shall be enrolled for record in the office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court 5 3 The copy so signed and enrolled which is for the time being the latest text so prepared shall upon such enrolment be conclusive evidence of this Constitution as at the date of such enrolment and shall for that purpose supersede all texts of this Constitution of which copies were so enrolled 5 4 In case of conflict between the texts of any copy of this Constitution enrolled under this section the text in the national language shall prevail Reference of Bills to the Supreme Court Article 26 This Article applies to any Bill passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas other than a Money Bill or a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal to amend the Constitution or a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann shall have been abridged under Article 24 of this Constitution 1 1 The President may after consultation with the Council of State refer any Bill to which this 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 1 2 Every such reference shall be made not later than the seventh day after the date on which such Bill shall have been presented by the Taoiseach to the President for his signature 1 3 The President shall not sign any Bill the subject of a reference to the Supreme Court under this Article pending the pronouncement of the decision of the Court 2 1 The Supreme Court consisting of not less than five judges shall consider every question referred to it by the President under this Article for a decision and having heard arguments by or on behalf of the Attorney General and by counsel assigned by the Court shall pronounce its decision on such question in open court as soon as may be and in any case not later than sixty days after the date of such reference 2 2 The decision of the majority of the judges of the Supreme Court shall for the purposes of this Article be the decision of the Court and shall be pronounced by such one of those judges as the Court shall direct and no other opinion whether assenting or dissenting shall be pronounced nor shall the existence of any such other opinion be disclosed 3 1 In every case in which the Supreme Court decides that any provision of a Bill the subject of a reference to the Supreme Court under this Article is repugnant to this Constitution or to any provision thereof the President shall decline to sign such Bill 3 2 If in the case of a Bill to which Article 27 of this Constitution applies a petition has been addressed to the President under that Article that Article shall be complied with 3 3 In every other case the President shall sign the Bill as soon as may be after the date on which the decision of the Supreme Court shall have been pronounced Reference of Bills to the People Article 27 This Article applies to any Bill other than a Bill expressed to be a Bill containing a proposal for the amendment of this Constitution which shall have been deemed by virtue of Article 23 hereof to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas 1 A majority of the members of Seanad Éireann and not less than one third of the members of Dáil Éireann may by a joint petition addressed to the President by them under this Article request the President to decline to sign and promulgate as a law any Bill to which this article applies on the ground that the Bill contains a proposal of such national importance that the will of the people thereon ought to be ascertained 2 Every such petition shall be in writing and shall be signed by the petitioners whose signatures shall be verified in the manner prescribed by law 3 Every such petition shall contain a statement of the particular ground or grounds on which the request is based and shall be presented to the President not later than four days after the date on which the Bill shall have been deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas 4 1 Upon receipt of a petition addressed to him under this Article the President shall forthwith consider such petition and shall after consultation with the Council of State pronounce his decision thereon not later than ten days after the date on which the Bill to which such petition relates shall have been deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas 4 2 If the Bill or any provision thereof is or has been referred to the Supreme Court under Article 26 of this Constitution it shall not be obligatory on the President to consider the petition unless or until the Supreme Court has pronounced a decision on such reference to the effect that the said Bill or the said provision thereof is not repugnant to this Constitution or to any provision thereof and if a decision to that effect is pronounced by the Supreme Court it shall not be obligatory on the President to pronounce his decision on the petition before the expiration of six days after the day on which the decision of the Supreme Court to the effect aforesaid is pronounced 5 1 In every case in which the President decides that a Bill the subject of a petition under this Article contains a proposal of such national importance that the will of the people thereon ought to be ascertained he shall inform the Taoiseach and the Chairman of each House of the Oireachtas accordingly in writing under his hand and Seal and shall decline to sign and promulgate such Bill as a law unless and until the proposal shall have been approved either i by the people at a Referendum in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of Article 47 of this Constitution within a period of eighteen months from the date of the President s decision or ii by a resolution of Dáil Éireann passed within the said period after a dissolution and re assembly of Dáil Éireann 5 2 Whenever a proposal contained in a Bill the subject of a petition under this Article shall have been approved either by the people or by a resolution of Dáil Éireann in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section such Bill shall as soon as may be after such approval be presented to the President for his signature and promulgation by him as a law and the President shall thereupon sign the Bill and duly promulgate it as a law 6 In every case in which the President decides that a Bill the subject of a petition under this Article does not contain a proposal of such national importance that the will of the people thereon ought to be ascertained he shall inform the Taoiseach and the Chairman of each House of the Oireachtas accordingly in writing under his hand and Seal and such Bill shall be signed by the President not later than eleven days after the date on which the Bill shall have been deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas and shall be duly promulgated by him as a law THE GOVERNMENT Article 28 1 The Government shall consist of not less than seven and not more than fifteen members who shall be appointed by the President in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution 2 The executive power of the State shall subject to the provisions of this Constitution be exercised by or on the authority of the Government 3 1 War shall not be declared and the State shall not participate in any war save with the assent of Dáil Éireann 3 2 In the case of actual invasion however the Government may take whatever steps they may consider necessary for the protection of the State and Dáil Éireann if not sitting shall be summoned to meet at the earliest practicable date 3 3 Nothing in this Constitution other than Article 15 5 2 shall be invoked to invalidate any law enacted by the Oireachtas which is expressed to be for the purpose of securing the public safety and the preservation of the State in time of war or armed rebellion or to nullify any act done or purporting to be done in time of war or armed rebellion in pursuance of any such law In this sub section time of war includes a time when there is taking place an armed conflict in which the State is not a participant but in respect of which each of the Houses of the Oireachtas shall have resolved that arising out of such armed conflict a national emergency exists affecting the vital interests of the State and time of war or armed rebel lion includes such time after the termination of any war or of any such armed conflict as aforesaid or of an armed rebellion as may elapse until each of the Houses of the Oireachtas shall have resolved that the national emergency occasioned by such war armed conflict or armed rebellion has ceased to exist 4 1 The Government shall be responsible to Dáil Éireann 4 2 The Government shall meet and act as a collective authority and shall be collectively responsible for the Departments of State administered by the members of the Government 4 3 The confidentiality of discussions at meetings of the Government shall be respected in all circumstances save only where the High Court determines that disclosure should be made in respect of a particular matter i in the interests of the administration of justice by a Court or ii by virtue of an overriding public interest pursuant to an application in that behalf by a tribunal appointed by the Government or a Minister of the Government on the authority of the Houses of the Oireachtas to inquire into a matter stated by them to be of public importance 4 4 The Government shall prepare Estimates of the Receipts and Estimates of the Expenditure of the State for each financial year and shall present them to Dáil Éireann for consideration 5 1 The head of the Government or Prime Minister shall be called and is in this Constitution referred to as the Taoiseach 5 2 The Taoiseach shall keep the President generally informed on matters of domestic and international policy 6 1 The Taoiseach shall nominate a member of the Government to be the Tánaiste 6 2 The Tánaiste shall act for all purposes in the place of the Taoiseach if the Taoiseach should die or become permanently incapacitated until a new Taoiseach shall have been appointed 6 3 The Tánaiste shall also act for or in the place of the Taoiseach during the temporary absence of the Taoiseach 7 1 The Taoiseach the Tánaiste and the member of the Government who is in charge of the Department of Finance must be members of Dáil Éireann 7 2 The other members of the Government must be members of Dáil Éireann or Seanad Éireann but not more than two may be members of Seanad Éireann 8 Every member of the Government shall have the right to attend and be heard in each House of the Oireachtas 9 1 The Taoiseach may resign from office at any time by placing his resignation in the hands of the President 9 2 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 9 3 The President shall accept the resignation of a member of the Government other than the Taoiseach if so advised by the Taoiseach 9 4 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 10 The Taoiseach shall resign from office upon his ceasing to retain the support of a majority in Dáil Éireann unless on his advice the President dissolves Dáil Éireann and on the reassembly of Dáil Éireann after the dissolution the Taoiseach secures the support of a majority in Dáil Éireann 11 1 If the Taoiseach at any time resigns from office the other members of the Government shall be deemed also to have resigned from office but the Taoiseach and the other members of the Government shall continue to carry on their duties until their successors shall have been appointed 11 2 The members of the Government in office at the date of a dissolution of Dáil Éireann shall continue to hold office until their successors shall have been appointed 12 The following matters shall be regulated in accordance with law namely the organization of and distribution of business amongst Departments of State the designation of members of the Government to be the Ministers in charge of the said Departments the discharge of the functions of the office of a member of the Government during his temporary absence or incapacity and the remuneration of the members of the Government LOCAL GOVERNMENT Article 28A 1 The State recognises the role of local government in providing a forum for the democratic representation of local communities in exercising and performing at local level powers and functions conferred by law and in promoting by its initiatives the interests of such communities 2 There shall be such directly elected local authorities as may be determined by law and their powers and functions shall subject to the provisions of this Constitution be so determined and shall be exercised and performed in accordance with law 3 Elections for members of such local authorities shall be held in accordance with law not later than the end of the fifth year after the year in which they were last held 4 Every citizen who has the right to vote at an election for members of Dáil Éireann and such other persons as may be determined by law shall have the right to vote at an election for members of such of the local authorities referred to in section 2 of this Article as shall be determined by law 5 Casual vacancies in the membership of local authorities referred to in section 2 of this Article shall be filled in accordance with law INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Article 29 1 Ireland affirms its devotion to the ideal of peace and friendly co operation amongst nations founded on international justice and morality 2 Ireland affirms its adherence to the principle of the pacific settlement of international disputes by international arbitration or judicial determination 3 Ireland accepts the generally recognised principles of international law as its rule of conduct in its relations with other States 4 1 The executive power of the State in or in connection with its external relations shall in accordance with Article 28 of this Constitution be exercised by or on the authority of the Government 4 2 For the purpose of the exercise of any executive function of the State in or in connection with its external relations the Government may to such extent and subject to such conditions if any as may be determined by law avail of or adopt any organ instrument or method of procedure used or adopted for the like purpose by the members of any group or league of nations with which the State is or becomes associated for the purpose of international co operation in matters of common concern 4 3 The State may become a member of the European Coal and Steel Community established by Treaty signed at Paris on the 18th day of April 1951 the European Economic Community established by Treaty signed at Rome on the 25th day of March 1957 and the European Atomic Energy Community established by Treaty signed at Rome on the 25th day of March 1957 The State may ratify the Single European Act signed on behalf of the Member States of the Communities at Luxembourg on the 17th day of February 1986 and at the Hague on the 28th day of February 1986 4 4 The State may ratify the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on the 7th day of February 1992 and may become a member of that Union 4 5 The State may ratify the Treaty of Amsterdam amending the Treaty on European Union the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts signed at Amsterdam on the 2nd day of October 1997 4 6 The State may exercise the options or discretions provided by or under Articles 1 11 2 5 and 2 15 of the Treaty referred to in subsection 5 of this section and the second and fourth Protocols set out in the said Treaty but any such exercise shall be subject to the prior approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas 4 7 The State may ratify the Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts signed at Nice on the 26th day of February 2001 4 8 The State may exercise the options or discretions provided by or under Articles 1 6 1 9 1 11 1 12 1 13 and 2 1 of the Treaty referred to in subsection 7 of this section but any such exercise shall be subject to the prior approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas 4 9 The State shall not adopt a decision taken by the European Council to establish a common defence pursuant to Article 1 2 of the Treaty referred to in subsection 7 of this section where that common defence would include the State 4 10 No provision of this Constitution invalidates laws enacted acts done or measures adopted by the State which are necessitated by the obligations of membership of the European Union or of the Communities or prevents laws enacted acts done or measures adopted by the European Union or by the Communities or by institutions thereof or by bodies competent under the Treaties establishing the Communities from having the force of law in the State 4 11 The State may ratify the Agreement relating to Community Patents drawn up between the Member States of the Communities and done at Luxembourg on the 15th day of December 1989 5 1 Every international agreement to which the State becomes a party shall be laid before Dáil Éireann 5 2 The State shall not be bound by any international agreement involving a charge upon public funds unless the terms of the agreement shall have been approved by Dáil Éireann 5 3 This section shall not apply to agreements or conventions of a technical and adminstrative character 6 No international agreement shall be part of the domestic law of the State save as may be determined by the Oireachtas 7 1 The State may consent to be bound by the British Irish Agreement done at Belfast on the 10th day of April 1998 hereinafter called the Agreement 7 2 Any institution established by or under the Agreement may exercise the powers and functions thereby conferred on it in respect of all or any part of the island of Ireland notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution conferring a like power or function on any person or any organ of State appointed under or created or established by or under this Constitution Any power or function conferred on such an institution in relation to the settlement or resolution of disputes or controversies may be in addition to or in substitution for any like power or function conferred by this Constitution on any such person or organ of State as aforesaid 8 The State may exercise extra territorial jurisdiction in accordance with the generally recognised principles of international law 9 The State may ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court done at Rome on the 17th day of July 1998 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 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 2 The Attorney General shall be appointed by the President on the nomination of the Taoiseach 3 All crimes and offences prosecuted in any court constituted under Article 34 of this Constitution other than a court of summary jurisdiction shall be prosecuted in the name of the People and at the suit of the Attorney General or some other person authorised in accordance with law to act for that purpose 4 The Attorney General shall not be a member of the Government 5 1 The Attorney General may at any time resign from office by placing his resignation in the hands of the Taoiseach for submission to the President 5 2 The Taoiseach may for reasons which to him seem sufficient request the resignation of the Attorney General 5 3 In the event of failure to comply with the request the appointment of the Attorney General shall be terminated by the President if the Taoiseach so advises 5 4 The Attorney General shall retire from office upon the resignation of the Taoiseach but may continue to carry on his duties until the successor

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  • Proclamation of the Irish Republic - The Irish Diaspora
    lives and the lives of our comrades in arms to the cause of its freedom of its welfare and its exaltation among the nations The Irish Republic is entitled to and hereby claims the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts cherishing all the children of the nation equally and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien government which have divided a minority from the majority in the past Until our arms have brought the opportune moment for the establishment of a permanent National Government representative of the whole people of Ireland and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women the Provisional Government hereby constituted will administer the civil and military affairs of the Republic in trust for the people We place the cause of the Irish Republic under the protection of the Most High God Whose blessing we invoke upon our arms and we pray that no one who serves that cause will dishonour it by cowardice inhumanity or rapine In this supreme hour the Irish nation must by its valour and discipline and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called Signed on Behalf of the Provisional Government THOMAS J CLARKE SEAN Mac DIARMADA THOMAS MacDONAGH P H PEARSE EAMONN CEANNT JAMES CONNOLLY JOSEPH PLUNKETT Share this page Search for Video Choice The Emigrants Story Performed by Jack Carey Written by Paul Kealy and Ciaran Brennan On iTunes Watch full size Also lovin this one as well The Last Great Love Song Written by Gerry Fleming performed by Finbar Furey Watch full size Recent Posts Happy St Patrick s Day 2015 Irish Referendum 2015 Same Sex Marriage and what Nollaig Shona Save RTÉ UK Longwave Radio Petition Fergus O Farrell Dark Days Scottish Independence not a threat to Irish FDI New Eir Force One set for take off Imelda Love in London I m Interested and I Object Rose of Tralee 2014 Write a guest post for diaspora ie details here Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent read more Sign Now 217 signatures Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad Fine Gael 7th Feb 2011 We are proposing that in the upcoming presidential election that we would allow eligible Irish citizens abroad to vote at Irish embassies and if that is a success we hope to extend the practice to general elections so that Irish people whether they re living in Boston or Toronto or Sydney or Brussels or wherever will actually have a say in how their country is being governed Labour 8th Feb 2011 Currently the only people entitled to an absentee vote are civil servants and military

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  • Privacy - The Irish Diaspora
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    UK Longwave Radio Petition Fergus O Farrell Dark Days Scottish Independence not a threat to Irish FDI New Eir Force One set for take off Imelda Love in London I m Interested and I Object Rose of Tralee 2014 Write a guest post for diaspora ie details here Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent read more Sign Now 217 signatures Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad Fine Gael 7th Feb 2011 We are proposing that in the upcoming presidential election that we would allow eligible Irish citizens abroad to vote at Irish embassies and if that is a success we hope to extend the practice to general elections so that Irish people whether they re living in Boston or Toronto or Sydney or Brussels or wherever will actually have a say in how their country is being governed Labour 8th Feb 2011 Currently the only people entitled to an absentee vote are civil servants and military personnel who are working out of the country We want this to be extended to all emigrants at least during their first five years out of the country Department of the Taoiseach I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent to review identify and implement a fair system of voting rights and political representation within Ireland for Irish citizens abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent First Name Last Name Email Street Village Town City County State Country I request that the following be included in the scope of review General Elections Presidential Elections Referenda Sign Now Share this with your friends Get our Newsletter more info sending Name E mail Join diaspora ie and get your free personal

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    not a threat to Irish FDI New Eir Force One set for take off Imelda Love in London I m Interested and I Object Rose of Tralee 2014 Write a guest post for diaspora ie details here Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent read more Sign Now 217 signatures Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad Fine Gael 7th Feb 2011 We are proposing that in the upcoming presidential election that we would allow eligible Irish citizens abroad to vote at Irish embassies and if that is a success we hope to extend the practice to general elections so that Irish people whether they re living in Boston or Toronto or Sydney or Brussels or wherever will actually have a say in how their country is being governed Labour 8th Feb 2011 Currently the only people entitled to an absentee vote are civil servants and military personnel who are working out of the country We want this to be extended to all emigrants at least during their first five years out of the country Department of the Taoiseach I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent to review identify and implement a fair system of voting rights and political representation within Ireland for Irish citizens abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent First Name Last Name Email Street Village Town City County State Country I request that the following be included in the scope of review General Elections Presidential Elections Referenda Sign Now Share this with your friends Get our Newsletter more info sending Name E mail Join diaspora ie and get your free personal Certificate of Irish Heritage Archives Select Month March 2015 January 2015

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    our thoughts about diaspora ie Right now it s about seeing how many of us feel the link keeping that sense of connectivity and finding out where we ve all got to the future It all depends on how much interest diaspora ie gets Maybe a place where friends and families can share the news or possibly something completely different If you ve joined we ll let you know when

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    and relying on for many decades and one that remains Continue reading Posted in Communicator Networking Tagged longwave Radio RTE UK 2 Replies Post navigation Older posts Share this page Search for Video Choice The Emigrants Story Performed by Jack Carey Written by Paul Kealy and Ciaran Brennan On iTunes Watch full size Also lovin this one as well The Last Great Love Song Written by Gerry Fleming performed by Finbar Furey Watch full size Recent Posts Happy St Patrick s Day 2015 Irish Referendum 2015 Same Sex Marriage and what Nollaig Shona Save RTÉ UK Longwave Radio Petition Fergus O Farrell Dark Days Scottish Independence not a threat to Irish FDI New Eir Force One set for take off Imelda Love in London I m Interested and I Object Rose of Tralee 2014 Write a guest post for diaspora ie details here Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent read more Sign Now 217 signatures Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad Fine Gael 7th Feb 2011 We are proposing that in the upcoming presidential election that we would allow eligible Irish citizens abroad to vote at Irish embassies and if that is a success we hope to extend the practice to general elections so that Irish people whether they re living in Boston or Toronto or Sydney or Brussels or wherever will actually have a say in how their country is being governed Labour 8th Feb 2011 Currently the only people entitled to an absentee vote are civil servants and military personnel who are working out of the country We want this to be extended to all emigrants at least during their first five years out of the country Department of the Taoiseach I request that the

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    Burke Shane Dempsey and Thomas Flannery fragments ie and Continue reading Posted in Culture Spirit Leave a reply Post navigation Older posts Share this page Search for Video Choice The Emigrants Story Performed by Jack Carey Written by Paul Kealy and Ciaran Brennan On iTunes Watch full size Also lovin this one as well The Last Great Love Song Written by Gerry Fleming performed by Finbar Furey Watch full size Recent Posts Happy St Patrick s Day 2015 Irish Referendum 2015 Same Sex Marriage and what Nollaig Shona Save RTÉ UK Longwave Radio Petition Fergus O Farrell Dark Days Scottish Independence not a threat to Irish FDI New Eir Force One set for take off Imelda Love in London I m Interested and I Object Rose of Tralee 2014 Write a guest post for diaspora ie details here Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad I request that the Irish government honour its pre election statement of intent read more Sign Now 217 signatures Voting Rights for Irish Citizens Abroad Fine Gael 7th Feb 2011 We are proposing that in the upcoming presidential election that we would allow eligible Irish citizens abroad to vote at Irish embassies and if that is a success we hope to extend the practice to general elections so that Irish people whether they re living in Boston or Toronto or Sydney or Brussels or wherever will actually have a say in how their country is being governed Labour 8th Feb 2011 Currently the only people entitled to an absentee vote are civil servants and military personnel who are working out of the country We want this to be extended to all emigrants at least during their first five years out of the country Department of the Taoiseach I request that the Irish government honour its pre

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