Constitutional Law of Ireland

Third Edition

By Michael Forde, David Leonard

Since the previous edition of this book, changes have taken place with Ireland's Articles of the Constitution, including challenges to the Articles, referenda, new legislation, and judicially-considered cases. This third edition is almost completely re-written as a result of the tumultuous changes in Irish constitutional law. It brings the reader completely up to date with developments in the last decade. There is far greater emphasis on the role of the EU than in the previous edition. Significant developments in other jurisdictions are noted - especially in the UK, Canada, and Australia, as well as at the European Court of Human Rights. In particular, the book deals with institutions of national governance and their inter-relationships mainly with Ireland's legislature, the executive, and the courts. Author Michael Forde - an accomplished constitutional law author and practitioner - offers everything the reader needs to know on this complex subject. Topics included: the state and its authority * the president * the legislature * the executive * the courts and the judiciary * separation of powers * the European Union * international relations * public finance * fundamental human rights * life and human dignity * personal liberty * equality and non-discrimination * criminal procedure * civil and other procedures * speech and expression * association and assembly * political participation * religion * privacy and personality * the family, children, and the unborn * private property * economic activities * education, health, and welfare * non-government conduct * state security, emergencies, and war * procedure and remedies.

1096 pages

Publication Date: 10/31/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781847667380