Advancing the Republican Project

  • Donal K. Coffey
Part of the Palgrave Modern Legal History book series (PMLH)


The institutional structures of the 1922 Constitution had prevented the nationalist Fianna Fáil government from pursuing their aims in 1932. The general election in 1933 changed the political outlook. Its new political mandate allowed the returned Fianna Fáil government to successively undermine the institutions of the state. This brought the Irish government into conflict with the British and Commonwealth governments. It was during this time period that the government determined to craft a new Constitution.


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  • Donal K. Coffey
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for European Legal HistoryFrankfurt am MainGermany

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