Ireland, national Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional Referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Ireland
Political level
national
Local Name:
Constitutional Referendum
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 46
2. Every proposal for an amendment of this Constitution shall be initiated in Dil ireann as a Bill, and shall upon having been passed or deemed to have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas, be submitted by Referendum to the decision of the people in accordance with the law for the time being in force relating to the Referendum.

Article 47
1. Every proposal for an amendment of this Constitution which is submitted by Referendum to the decision of the people shall, for the purpose of Article 46 of this Constitution, be held to have been approved by the people, if, upon having been so submitted, a majority of the votes cast at such Referendum shall have been cast in favour of its enactment into law.
2. 1 Every proposal, other than a proposal to amend the Constitution, which is submitted by Referendum to the decision of the people shall be held to have been vetoed by the people if a majority of the votes cast at such Referendum shall have been cast against its enactment into law and if the votes so cast against its enactment into law shall have amounted to not less than thirty-three and one-third per cent.of the voters on the register.
2 Every proposal, other than a proposal to amend the Constitution, which is submitted by Referendum to the decision of the people shall for the purposes of Article 27 hereof be held to have been approved by the people unless vetoed by them in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing sub-section of this section.
3. Every citizen who has the right to vote at an election for members of Dil ireann shall have the right to vote at a Referendum.
4. Subject as aforesaid, the Referendum shall be regulated by law.

References: Constitution of Ireland,1937, (accessed 14.04.2020)

Subject Matter:

To amend the constitution

Actors

Author:
Parliament
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

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