Friday 26 December 2014

Free tomorrow: your unmissable supplement

Ciaran Byrne

Published 11/12/2012 | 05:00

IRELAND'S leading historians are included in a brilliant 32-page Irish Independent supplement to mark the 75th anniversary of our Constitution, Bunreacht na hEireann.

Free in tomorrow's newspaper, 'Constitution@75' re-visits the nation's many constitutional controversies, explodes a few myths and explains the document's fascinating history.

Packed with archive photographs and historical documents, the supplement also contains great classroom material for teachers, pupils and law students.

There's a quiz and a fascinating look back at how the media at home and abroad reported the birth of the Constitution, which became law on December 29, 1937.

The country's best-known historians, including Diarmaid Ferriter of UCD and Dr Dermot Keogh of UCC, offer their insights.

There's a look at the backroom figures who helped Eamon de Valera write the Constitution and an easy-to-follow history of all the changes made to it since.

We also explore why women feel so badly served and examine their role in opposing some of the measures that affected them.

High Court Judge and constitutional expert Gerard Hogan gives his verdict while Professor Paul Bew of Queen's University Belfast recalls the impact on the conflict in Northern Ireland.

For schoolchildren, law students, beginners, experts or just the plain curious, 'Constitution@75' is an unmissable supplement. Only in tomorrow's Irish Independent.

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