and 128 in the Constitution of Czechoslovakia, Article 109 in
the Constitution of the German Reich, Article 7 in the Constitution of the Republic
See Thomas Mohr, ‘The Rights of Women under the Constitution of the Irish Free
State’ (2006) 41 Irish Jurist 20, 24.
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 CatholicChurch.
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 CatholicChurch.
Select Constitutions of the World, 238–9.