JM Kelly's The Irish Constitution


  • Andrew S Butler



This article is a book review of G Hogan and G Whyte JM Kelly's The Irish Constitution (3rd ed, Buttersworths, Dublin, 1994) 1222 + cxxii pages (including index). A noticeable feature of the commentary and jurisprudence on modern New Zealand public law has been the willingness to draw on comparative material. Butler notes that Ireland is one such jurisdiction from which New Zealand draws inspiration, including Ireland's single transferable vote system (New Zealand's voting system at the time), as well as Ireland's status as a republic (given New Zealand's continued debate over republicanism). Butler concludes that the book is a worthwhile purchase for anyone for whom it is necessary to have ready, comprehensible and comprehensive access to Irish constitutional law.


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Butler, A. S. (1996). JM Kelly’s The Irish Constitution. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 26(3), 615–618.