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Constitution of Ireland


Article 45.4.1. The state pledges itself to safeguard with especial care the economic interests of the weaker sections of the community, and, where necessary,
to contribute to the support of the infirm, the
widow, the orphan, and the aged. Article 45.4.2. The state shall endeavour to ensure that the strength and health of workers, men and women, and the tender age of children shall not be abused and that citizens shall not be forced by economic necessity to enter avocations unsuited to their sex, age or strength.