As I mentioned earlier today, the Twenty Eight Amendent to the Constitution Bill 2009 was published today. IrishElection has the full text of the amendment but I have a query to the proposed new Article 29.4.4 of Bunreacht na hEireann.
It reads as follows:
Ireland affirms its commitment to the European Union within which the member states of that Union work together to promote peace, shared values and the well-being of their peoples.
Really does it have a point? It refers to no treaty or protocol. It’s something that should be in a preamble in my mind.
I seriously doubt those words will have any effect what so ever considering the preceding subsection states that we are members of the European Union.
Will it swing any voters? I doubt. So why include it? In a document such as our Constitution?
Anyone care to enlighten me?