Summary: Sociology & Politics

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  • 1 Government & Taoiseach

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  • Ireland is a democratic country. Name the term used to refer to the 'ultimate power' that the people of Ireland have in influencing our government...

    Popular Sovereignty
  • There are 3 branches of Irish Government. Each of these branches carry out a particular function with regard to the law...Makes lawImplements lawInterprets lawMatch the branch of government to the function they carry out above.

    1. Legislature
    2. Executive
    3. Judiciary
  • Ireland has a parliamentary democratic system …this means that there's little separation between the _________ & __________ branches of government

    1. Legislature
    2. Executive
  • There are two types of Democracy: Parliamentary & Presidential. In one of these forms of democratic systems, the president has almost no power. Name this type of democratic system...

  • Give the term given to the (sub) democratic system in which both the Prime Minister & President are equal heads of Government

  • One of the powers that the Taoiseach has is to influence the overall ___________ of policy

  • For Cabinet meetings, the Taoiseach sets the agenda & controls the discussion that takes place. When considering this role that the Taoiseach plays, what is one of his/her powers?

  • The Taoiseach in parliamentary democracies (such as Ireland) had immense power. With this power, comes constraints the 3 main constraints that the Taoiseach faces...

    • Coalition Government
    • Party
    • Public
  • The Taoiseach is a member of the executive branch of government. How many ministers does he elect? In this way, how many members of the executive branch of government are there, when considered from a narrow perspective (eg. Constitution ..not everybody who works for government eg. Teachers) ?

    • 14
    • 15
  • When the Taoiseach elects Government ministers, how many (at least) are obliged to be from Dáil Eireann?


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