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Ireland: legal resources: Constitution

Subjects: Law: Foreign Law

Bunreacht na hÉireann, Constitution of Ireland

The current Bunreacht na hÉireann, Constitution of Ireland, came into force on the 29th December 1937.

The Constitution can only be changed by a referendum of Irish citizens over 18 years old, voting on a proposal drafted by the house of parliament.
An independent body- formerly the Referendum Commission (an Coimisiún Reifrinn), and now the Electoral Commission (An Coimisiún Toghchanáin) - is responsible for explaining the subject matter of referendum proposals, and encouraging a strong voter turnout.
If the people agree, the act amending the Constitution has to be passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas

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