Second Republic (campaign group)

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Second Republic
An Dara Poblacht
Second Republic logo.svg
Formation 18 November 2010 (2010-11-18)
Founded at Dublin

Second Republic is a campaign group for political reform in Ireland. The group was founded in 2010[1][2] and lobbied for the establishment of the Irish Constitutional Convention.[3][4]

The group advocates the introduction of citizen-initiated referendums in Ireland,[5] votes for the Irish diaspora,[6] and participates in the Open Government Partnership.[7] In 2015, the group made a submission to the working group on Seanad reform that comprised a public consultation of over 1,200 people.[8]

In 2013, the group's founding member was shortlisted for a Volunteer of the Year Award for work done by Second Republic in building citizenship and campaigning for reform.[9]


  1. ^ Joanna, Hunt (5 December 2010). "Group seeks 'second republic'". Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ O'Brien, Carol (6 December 2010). "Broad-based protests against budget". Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Kirby, Peadar (24 January 2012). "Vital role for the people in rewriting the Constitution". Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  4. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (2012). Up the Republic!: Towards a New Ireland. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571289029. 
  5. ^ Moran, Oliver (10 November 2014). "Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy". The Journal. Dublin. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Moran, Oliver; Cantwell, Sarah (26 March 2014). "Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again?". The Journal. Dublin. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Haughey, Nuala (2013), Report of a Consultation with Civil Society Representatives and Citizens on Ireland’s Participation in the Open Government Partnership (PDF), Dublin: Transparency International Ireland, retrieved 14 May 2015 
  8. ^ "Report of the Working Group on Seanad Reform 2015: Statements", Proceedings of Seanad Éireann, Houses of the Oireachtas, 5 May 2015, retrieved 14 May 2015 
  9. ^ 2013 Awards, Volunteer Ireland, retrieved 16 May 2015 

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