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Real Dáil reform at last!

The sub-committee on Dáil reform published its ‘draft’ final report yesterday and it makes for very pleasurable reading. Among the key proposals are the following: Dáil agenda and order of business to be determined by a new business committee chaired by the Ceann Comhairle; A new and powerful Budget Oversight Committee whose work will be…

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Political reform proposals in the Partnership Government programme – UPDATED

A (still very preliminary) reaction to the Programme for Government proposal that was launched this afternoon (available here). There is a lot of food for thought here. A lot of interesting proposals – at least on paper – and also some daft ones. Certainly a lot to chew over. A fair bit of things that we’d…

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A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’

A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’ Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 6th May 2016 10.30 a.m.–4.00 p.m. To book contact info@ria.ie Registration and coffee from 10.00 a.m. 10.30–10.40 Introduction John Morison MRIA, Chair of the Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee, RIA 10.40–11.00 Alternative futures Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary…

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Reviewing Constitutions: the Role of Constitutional Conventions

The Royal Irish Academy invites you to attend Constitutional Conversation No. 2 of 6 Reviewing Constitutions: the Role of Constitutional Conventions Professor David Farrell, MRIA, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, will be chairing this conversation. Mr Tom Arnold, MRIA, Director General, IIEA, panellist Mr Art O’Leary, Secretary General to the President, panellist Dr…