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Constitution of Ireland

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The Constitution of Ireland is the fundamental law of the Republic of Ireland. It asserts the national sovereignty of the Irish people. The constitution falls broadly within the tradition of liberal democracy being based on a system of representative democracy. It guarantees certain fundamental rights, along with a popularly elected non-executive president, a bicameral parliament based on the Westminster system, a separation of powers and judicial review.
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    • Background 

    • Main provisions 

    • Judicial review of laws 

    • Issues of controversy 

    • Constitutional reviews