Forthcoming referendums

 

Sir, – Can I suggest that we just have one referendum to abolish our 1937 Constitution in its entirety?

Without a written constitution it is easier and quicker to introduce and pass legislation in the Houses of the Oireachtas than amend a written constitution.

Due to the rigid, inflexible nature of written constitutions, it is difficult for the Constitution to remain relevant and up-to-date.

Written constitutions cannot be changed easily and therefore find it difficult to respond to changing political and social circumstances. – Yours, etc,

PATRICK WHELAN,

Mullingar,

Co Westmeath.

Sir, – When the current spate of referendums is out the way, can we please have just one more, a constitutional referendum to place a ban on any more referendums in this country? – Yours, etc,

JOHN FAGAN,

Killiney,

Co Dublin.