and 128 in the Constitution of Czechoslovakia, Article 109 in the Constitution of the German Reich, Article 7 in the Constitution of the Republic of Austria. 61 Article 4. 62 See Thomas Mohr, ‘The Rights of Women under the Constitution of the Irish Free State’ (2006) 41 Irish Jurist 20, 24. 63 Ibid., 35. 60 92 Themes and influences above, it is surprising and disappointing that the general equality guarantee failed to survive the final document. Religion and the Church One notable absence from the list of influences is the Roman Catholic Church. This is

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demonstrate his idea in relation to functional representation.131 Although the scheme may have had various different sources of inspiration, the strength of the idea can be seen in each of the three Drafts and it was evidently felt that this device would satisfy a number of different interests including the Southern Unionists (because it would help to limit the powers of central government and encourage the involvement of the councils in governance), those with socialist ideals, the Trade Unions and the Catholic Church. Select Constitutions of the World, 238–9. See

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