Irish Constitution

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.

Citizens' Assembly
A Citizens’ Assembly has been established to consider a limited number of issues.