Constitutional Law

An dTagann Ciall roimh Aois?

An dTagann Ciall roimh Aois?

Paul Carey - Céad Bliain Dlí agus Fraincís | Bord Eagarthóireachta Sóisireach

Cloistear a lán caint faoi phósadh chomhgnéasach sa lá atá inniú agus an Reifreann beagnach linn, ach tabhsaítear domsa nach bhfuil a lán daoine ag plé an leasuchán eile – Aois Intofachta chun Oifig an Uachtaráin. Is léir go gcriedeann  a lán daoine nach cheist thábhactach í an cheist sin, ach in aineoinn é sin ceapaim go bhfuil píosa beag díospóireachta ag teastáil. Faoi láthair, is gá d’iarrthóirí uachtaránachta a bheith cúig blian is triocha d’aois, agus dá n-éireódh leis an Reifreann, athrífear an aois go haon bhlian is fiche d’aois. Cé go ndeireann an seanfhocal nach “feidir ceann críonna a chur ar cholainn óg”, ceapim féin go mba chóir dúinn a bheith ar son an athrú seo toisc go bhfuil sé daonlathach agus comhleanúnach.

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The Fate of the Eighth

The Fate of the Eighth

Mia Kelly - JF Law and Politics | TCLR Junior Editorial Board

Political turmoil, social outcry, mass protests and calls for revolution are the issues that have dominated the early months of 2015. With tensions over water charges continuing to rise and an approaching  marriage referendum, the sense that change is in the air is undeniable. Unfortunately, the dominance of these issues has unwittingly swept aside others of equal importance, issues that were once at the forefront of this nations awareness but have now slowly started to slide further down the list of our priorities.

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Direct Provision – the Magdalene Laundries of the 21st Century?

Direct Provision – the Magdalene Laundries of the 21st Century?

Paul Carey - JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board

In the past few weeks, the issue of Direct Provision has been discussed at length in light of the recent case of C.A. & T.A. v The Minister of Justice and others. Many were shocked and dismayed upon learning of the High Court ruling that Direct Provision does not breach human rights.

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The Justiciablity of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Justiciablity of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

Alastair Richardson - JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board

‘Simply stated, universality of human rights means that human rights must be the same everywhere and for everyone…Human rights are indivisible. This means that civil and political rights, on the one hand, and economic, social and cultural rights, on the other, must be treated equally…We must not be selective, for these rights are interrelated and interdependent…Universality is, in fact, the essence of human rights: all people are bound to observe them, all state and civil actors should defend them. The goal is nothing less than all human rights for all.’

Since a government promise to include the issue of constitutionally protected social, economic and cultural [ESC] rights on the agenda of the constitutional convention, there has been a considerable amount of legal commentary on the issue.

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