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UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

Research from Laura Cahillane (UL School of Law) on Article 41.2 of the Constitution - women in the home provision - was quoted in The Irish Times at the weekend. In truth, of course, women were not meaningfully compensated for what they did at home but, as Brian Walsh noted in 1988, “Astonishingly, this protective… Continue reading UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

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OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

Dr Laura Cahillane (School Of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm that the 7th amendment of the Constitution allows all graduates in Ireland to vote in Seanad elections, but the enabling legislation has never been enacted. It is clear that reform of the Seanad, if it is to happen, will be a complicated process and it is… Continue reading OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

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Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) wrote an article for the Irish Times on the subject of Article 41.2 in the Irish Constitution, commonly referred to as “the woman in the home” provision. This year the Constitution turns 80 and the provision that caused most controversy when it was first published has only recently been earmarked for… Continue reading Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

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UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80

The Constitution at 80, a conference to mark the 80th anniversary of Bunreacht na hÉireann, took place at the University of Limerick on Saturday 11th November. The Conference was opened by the President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, and the opening keynote address was provided by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights… Continue reading UL School of Law conference marks the Constitution at 80