Bunreacht na hEireann (the Irish Constitution) is the fundamental legal document that sets out how Ireland should be governed and the rights of Irish citizens.
Main institutions of the State
The Irish Constitution establishes and describes the main institutions of the State.
Fundamental Rights under the Irish Constitution
The Irish Constitution recognises and declares that you have certain fundamental personal rights. These are confirmed and protected by the Constitution.
The Constitutional Convention
The Constitutional Convention, set up in 2012, consisted of 66 'ordinary' citizens, 33 political representatives and a chairman.
A Citizens’ Assembly has been established to consider a limited number of issues.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000. The Phone Service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm during January 2017. You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre.