The origins of the Irish Constitution : 1928-1941
- Gerard Hogan ; documents editor Eoin Kinsella.
- Dublin : Royal Irish Academy, 2012.
- Physical description
- lx, 865 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 836-839) and index.
- The Irish Free State constitution undetermined, 1928-1934
- The Constitution Committee, 1934
- The State (Ryan) v. Lennon and appeals to the Privy Council, 1934-5
- Drafting a new constitution, 1935
- The abolition of the Seanad, 1936
- Submissions from religious bodies and discussions with the churches
- External relations and abolishing the Office of Governor General, 1936
- Drafting resumed, September 1936-March 1937
- Observations on the draft constitution, March 1937
- Revising the draft constitution, April 1937
- Reacting to the constitution, May-July 1937
- Preparing to implement the Constitution, May 1937-June 1938
- First Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1939
- Constitutional challenges and the Second Amendment, 1939-1941.
Ireland's Constitution of 1937 represents the culmination of the 'constitutional revolution' begun by Eamon de Valera, John Hearne, and others from the 1930s. Marking the 75th anniversary, The Origins of the Irish Constitution, 1928-1941 is a comprehensive selection of key documents relating to the development and drafting of the Constitution. The documents have been collected from a variety of archival holdings, covering the period of 1929 to 1941. The book includes extensive commentary and annotations as a guide to the complex legal and philosophical problems that arose during the drafting process. This is a project of the Royal Irish Academy, in association with the National Archives of Ireland, with support from the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of the Taoiseach.
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- Publication date
- 9781904890751 (hbk.)
- 190489075X (hbk.)
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