1933 in Germany, 85 years later Ireland · Other Bad Amendments
I think 5 and - just after the recently repealed 8 - 9 were key to a lot of others. Removing reference to special position of Catholic Church helped to remove one hindrance, on the institutional side. Allowing citizens from other countries to vote more or less invited non-Irish to immigrate (perhaps only from US and Commonwealth) in order to eventually reverse the 8 ... sure each had other reasons too, but some may have come to fight against the Catholicity of Irish Republic./HGL
- 3rd Amendment - Permitted the state to join the European Communities.
- 5th Amendment - Removed reference to "special position" of the Catholic Church and to other named denominations.
- 6th Amendment - To reverse a 1977 finding that certain orders made by the adoption board were unconstitutional.
- 9th Amendment - Permitted legislation to be enacted allowing citizens of other countries to vote in elections for Dáil Éireann.
- 10th Amendment - Permitted the state to ratify the Single European Act.
- 11th Amendment - Permitted the state to ratify the Maastricht Treaty (the Treaty on European Union).
- 13th Amendment - Specified that the prohibition of abortion would not limit freedom of travel in and out of the state. To be repealed upon enactment of the 36th Amendment.
- 14th Amendment - Specified that the prohibition of abortion would not limit the right to distribute information about abortion services in foreign countries. To be repealed upon enactment of the 36th Amendment.
- 15th Amendment - Removed the constitutional ban on divorce, but retained certain restrictions on its occurrence.
- 18th Amendment - Allowed the state to ratify the Treaty of Amsterdam.
- 21st Amendment - Introduced a constitutional bar on legislation for capital punishment, even in a time of national emergency.
- 23rd Amendment - Allowed the state to ratify the Statute of the International Criminal Court.
- 26th Amendment - Allowed the state to ratify the Nice Treaty.
- 28th Amendment - Allowed the state to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon.
- 30th Amendment - Allowed the state to ratify the European Fiscal Compact.
- 31st Amendment - A general statement of children's rights, and a provision intended to secure the power of the state to take children into care who are at risk of abuse or neglect from their parents.
- 34th Amendment - Prohibits restriction on civil marriage based on sex (Civil partnership had been established under a 2010 statute).
Amendments to the Constitution of Ireland