The Irish Constitution: Past, Present and Future

The Constitutional Studies Group in UCD School of Law is hosting a conference on The Irish Constitution: Past, Present and Future from Thursday to Saturday this week at Kings Inns in Dublin city. This includes sessions on political reform. Details of the panels, papers and how to register are available here.

UPDATE: Lobbying legislation

Posted by Elaine Byrne Carl O’Brien’s report in today’s Irish Times suggests that the government will implement robust legislation on lobbying. This is very welcome. The policy proposals have yet to released but include: Charities, professional bodies and commercial lobbyists will be on the register of lobbyists A two-year cooling-off period for public servants or ministers…

WOMEN IN POLITICS: FROM QUOTAS TO REPRESENTATION

posted by David Farrell, June 5 2012 The introduction of gender quotas and its implications for candidate selection and women’s political representation in Ireland will be the focus of a seminar taking place at University College Cork this month. UCC’s Departments of Government and Women’s Studies will present a morning seminar “WOMEN IN POLITICS: FROM…