Designed primarily with the busy student in mind, the Constitutional Law Nutshell explains the key principles and concepts of constitutional law, as well as major court decisions on constitutional matters, in an easily comprehensible way that aids student learning. The Nutshell is framed with particular regard to students who seek a straightforward introduction to Constitutional Law, as well as those revising for exams. This text provides a useful springboard for the further study of cases and commentaries in this area. Key features: *An easy to understand, succinct overview of the key principles and cases arising from Irish Constitutional Law *Highlights the key cases and constitutional principles in an accessible and succinct manner *Traces recent developments and trends in Irish Constitutional Law *Include up to date discussion of the latest cases and recent changes to the Constitution New to this edition: *All chapters have been revised and updated to include recent developments in this area of law *Addresses recent changes to the Constitution including the introduction of the new Court of Appeal, the Children?s Amendment and the outcome of the Marriage referendum *Discussion of recent seminal cases such as McCrystal v Minister of Children and Youth Affairs  IESC 53, Fleming v Ireland  IESC 19, PP v HSE  IEHC 662, Callely v Moylan,  IESC 26, DPP v J.C.  IESC 31, Kerins v McGuinness  IEHC 34, and People (DPP) v Doyle  IESC 1 The author Dr Fergus Ryan LLB (Dub), PhD (Dub) is a senior lecturer in law at Maynooth University with many years? experience teaching and researching law. He has previously taught at DIT and at Trinity College, Dublin. His other publications include Contract Law (Nutshell) (Thomson Reuters Round Hall 2006) and The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (Annotated Legislation) (Thomson Reuters Round Hall 2011).