Moral Values In Ireland: The Constitution And The Constitution

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In Ireland, Bunreacht na hEireann is the footing for the State’s law. The Constitution is an embodiment of the values shared by the people of the Irish Free State, at the time it was written in 1937. The State must govern the people in accordance with these values. These values set boundaries for the honourable man to follow. It generally accepted that, it is right and just to discipline an individual living in Ireland, if he/she breaks the law. For a civilised country, it is vital to have common moral values in place, to set a standard that will be tolerated nationwide. Although the Law and morality are not complete reflections of one another, the law often has a moral grounding, which shows that a relationship is present. The relationship between moral values being the groundwork for the Constitution and the Constitution being the groundwork for the law is important to identify. The symbiotic aspect of this relationship gives rise to my question: Can there be law without moral values? …show more content…
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