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Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution

Laura Cahillane


This book challenges the myths surrounding the Irish Free Constitution by analysing the document in its context, by looking at how the Constitution was drafted and elucidating the true nature of the document. It examines the reasons why the Constitution did not function as anticipated and investigates whether the failures of the document can be attributed to errors of judgment in the drafting process or to subsequent events and treatment of the document. As well as giving a comprehensive account of the drafting stages and an analysis of the three alternative drafts for the first time, the book ... More

Keywords: Constitution, Irish Free State, 1922, Bunreacht, Independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100573
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Cahillane, author
University of Limerick