Irish Society could lead to a new Definition of the Family

New Definition of the Family: Addressing the Changing Dynamics of Irish Society.

Recently the Attorney General, Rossa Fanning has indicated that there may be a new referendum on the definition of the family. 

Article 41 of the Irish Constitution states that the State recognises the family as the natural primary and fundamental unit of the group of society and is a moral institute in possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.

It is further elaborated in Article 41.3.1 which declares that the State counts itself responsible to guard with special care the institution of marriage on which family is founded and to protect it against attack.

One must note that to be considered a family under the Irish Constitution you must be married however, the dynamics of Irish society has changed dramatically since the implementation of the Constitution.

It is vitally important that this definition is changed so that all modern family dynamics can be considered as a family unit.

Should anyone have any queries in relation to this, please contact Powderly Solicitors on 01-6284333 or contactus@powderlysolicitors.ie.

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