A Reply to My Comments on the 2004 Referendum and the Current One

Possible implications regarding citizenship

Citizenship is not treated as a natural and imprescriptible rights
under the Irish Constitution.

Article 2 of the Constitution recognises the birthright of every
person born on the island of Ireland to be part of the Irish nation.

However Article 9, which was amended in the 2004 Citizenship, contains
limitations on eligibility for citizenship by virtue of being born in
the State.

Importantly Article 9 includes the phrase “Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Constitution…” within its wording.

As a result any other provisions of the constitution, including any
changes proposed in the Children’s Referendum, may NOT be used to
affect any limitations placed on entitlement to citizenship.