To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland, this important collection of essays includes a wide range of contributions on the most significant aspects of Irish constitutional law and jurisprudence. In addition to political and legal commentators, leading academics in the fields of philosophy, history and political geography assess the history and future of the Constitution from the perspectives of their particular disciplines. The resulting blend of arguments offers a serious and sometimes controversial set of insights into the changing role of the constitution in light of social and political change in Ireland over the past 60 years. The overall result is a detailed contextual analysis of Ireland's basic law aimed at a readership interested in the Irish Constitution and constitutional matters generally.
Garrett Barden, Dr. Noel Browne, Professor Tony Carty, Bozena Cierlik, Desmond Clarke, Michael Cronin, Dolores Dooley, Garret Fitzgerald, Leo Flynn, Adrian Hunt, Stephen Livingstone, Irene Lynch, Frank Martin, David Gwynn Morgan, Siobhán Mullally, Tim Murphy, John A. Murphy, Dr. Siofra O'Leary, Dr. Paul O'Mahony, Brendan Ryan, Niamh Nic Shuibhne, Patrick Twomey, Anthony Whelan, Gerry Whyte.