Irish Constitution

The Irish Constitution
Bunreacht na hÉireann (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.

Convention on the Constitution
The Constitutional Convention was set up in 2012 to consider possible changes to the Constitution. Several of its recommendations resulted in constitutional amendments.

Citizens' Assembly
A Citizens’ Assembly was set up in 2016 to consider 5 important legal and policy issues. It met 12 times and published its final report in June 2018.