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    Investigating the "Irish" family

    Connolly, Linda (2015) Investigating the "Irish" family. Dublin Review of Books.

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    “The family” has occupied a core position in policy and public debates about the common good and national identity formation in Ireland since the foundation of the State. The family, for instance, was afforded privileged mention and protection in the Irish Constitution of 1937. Under Article 41.1 the State promises to “protect the Family” and recognises it as having “inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law”. Women were accorded a very specific familial role in the State’s legal framework and the Constitution still states that “woman by her life within the home gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; family; social structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 9319
    Depositing User: Linda Connolly
    Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 15:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Dublin Review of Books
    Publisher: The Dublin Review of Books Ltd
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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