You are here:

Unenumerated constitutional right identified by the Irish Courts


In the case of Re Hagughey [1971] I.R. 217, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court stated: '… in proceedings before any tribunal (this Courts emphasis) where a party to the proceedings is on risk of having his good name, or his person or property, or any of his personal rights jeopardized, the proceedings may be correctly classed as proceedings which may affect his rights, and in compliance with the Constitution the State, either by its enactments or through the courts, must outlaw any procedures which will restrict or prevent the party concerned from vindicating these rights.'