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On completion of this module students should be able:
* to provide an accurate description of the main institutions of government in Ireland, from the perspective of Irish constitutional law
* analyse how these institutions interact with one another, with particular emphasis on displaying an understanding of the role of the courts
* present and evaluate arguments in relation to the appropriateness of these institutional arrangements under present-day conditions
Students will examine the legislative, executive and judicial powers of Government and the manner in which, as a matter of law, the interact with one another, as well as aspects of their powers and functions as they relate to citizens, non-citizens, legal persons and other states.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Assignment: compulsory problem question covering several distinct topics from across the course||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 500-word case note.||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will be given individual feedback on their two pieces of coursework. The seminars also provide an opportunity for students to receive feedback from each other and from the instructor.
|Mr Raymond Byrne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|