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The Constitution at 80

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Blasphemy. Divorce. Abortion. A women's place in the home. Directly-elected mayors. Divorce. Voting rights. Extra powers for Oireachtas Committees.

These are the seven issues that we, the people, will be asked to decide upon in a slew of forthcoming referendums. Before we get the posters printed and bash out the principles involved in issues of such social and democratic importance, Banter wants to ask a question: is there a better way?

At eighty years of age, our Constitution has had a good run – should we be putting our elderly and highest law through bruising and potentially transformative trials, and repeatedly polarising the electorate with ultimatums? Or is it time to start anew? How has it fared so far and what would the drafters make of its current state? What sort of constitutional scene could safeguard and futureproof the principles of the Irish people for the next eighty years? Could we do without one?

Our panel to deal with these issues and more: the Honourable Ms. Justice Marie Baker (The High Court), Dr David Kenny (Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity College Dublin) and Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (author of The Supreme Court and Irish Times Foreign Affairs Correspondent).

Proceeds from this event will go to the FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres).

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