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Article 41 Nothing Short Of Insanity With Ben Scallan

Niall Boylan | February 20, 2024
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    Article 41 Nothing Short Of Insanity With Ben Scallan
    Niall Boylan

In this interview, Niall discusses the upcoming referendum on Article 41 of the Irish Constitution with Ben Scallan, Senior Political Correspondent at Gript Media. Scheduled for March 8th, 2024, coinciding with International Women’s Day, the referendum aims to amend Article 41.1.1 to redefine the concept of “family” as not solely based on marriage but on “marriage or another durable relationship.”

Ben Scallan provides insightful context for the discussion by highlighting the government’s past rejection of expansive family reunification policies for asylum seekers due to concerns about strain on housing, healthcare, and other resources. He contrasts this with the current advocacy for broadening the definition of family in the referendum context.

Through an analysis of historical context and present-day challenges, Niall and Ben explore the complexities and inconsistencies surrounding the proposed constitutional amendment, raising critical questions about its implications for immigration law and societal welfare.




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