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Irish FAQ: Politics [4/10]
Section - 3) Doesn't the Irish constitution lay claim to Northern Ireland?

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	Before the Northern Ireland Settlement of 1998, Articles 2 and
	3 in the Republic's Constitution did claim the North as part
	of Ireland (though they meant little in practice).  If and
	when the Agreement is deemed effective by the government the
	amended Articles will read as follows.  [The referendum put
	the changes in Article 29, a traditional repository for all
	kinds of constitutional changes affecting international
	relations, usually of the form "the State may ratify...".]

	Article 2

	It is the entitlement and birthright of every person born in
	the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas,
	to be part of the Irish nation.  That is also the entitlement
	of all persons otherwise qualified in accordance with law
	to be citizens of Ireland.  Furthermore, the Irish nation
	cherishes its special affinity with people of Irish ancestry
	living abroad who share its cultural identity and heritage.

	Article 3


	1.  It is the firm will of the Irish nation, in harmony and
	friendship, to unite all the people who share the territory of
	the island of Ireland, in all the diversity of their identities
	and traditions, recognising that a united Ireland shall be
	brought about only by peaceful means with the consent of a
	majority of the people, democratically expressed, in both
	jurisdictions in the island.  Until then, the laws enacted by
	the Parliament established by this Constitution shall have
	the like area and extent of application as the laws enacted
	by the Parliament that existed immediately before the coming
	into operation of this Constitution.

	2.  Institutions with executive powers and functions that
	are shared between those jurisdictions may be established by
	their respective responsible authorities for stated purposes
	and may exercise powers and functions in respect of all or
	any part of the island.

	See also the definitive Irish version at
	http://www.enteract.com/~cpm/irish-faq/naisiun.html



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