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Bunreacht na hÉireann (Constitution of Ireland)

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Electronic edition compiled by Pádraig Bambury, Margaret Lantry

Funded by University College Cork

2. Second draft.

Proof corrections by Pádraig Bambury

Extent of text: 18390 words


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  1. Bunreacht na hEireann. Mar do leasuiodh i g-coiste. As amended in committee. (Dublin: Stationery Office 1937).
  2. 1942 [25 March 1942] incorporating 1st and 2nd amendments.
  3. 1980 [3 August 1979] incorporating seven amendments.
    Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature
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    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Bunreacht na hÉireann (Constitution of Ireland). in English language version [vi + 214pp] Government Publications Office Dublin (1980)


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All the editorial text with the seven amendments has been retained.

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The Irish words and phrases in this text are pre-standard. No attempt has been made to regularize and the text is presented as is.

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Profile Description

Created: By Government and People of Ireland Date range: 1937–1980.

Use of language

Language: [EN] The text is in English.
Language: [GA] Some words and phrases are in Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.

Revision History