Tuesday 12 December 2017


• Are we sleep-walking into the constitutional convention with its paltry agenda. Some of our reforming luminaries must think that the Constitution is merely the political equivalent of the playing rules of the GAA.

We have to realise that it is the fundamental and, effectively, the permanent law of the State.

Unless we are planning a review of such serious issues as government/parliament relationships, the separation of powers or the use (and misuse) of the referendum, we should drop the convention as proposed and get on with the real work of government.

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