Prohibition of Death Penalty (2001) (Twenty-First Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 2001)


The Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 2001, proposes to make the following amendments to the Constitution:

In Article 13.6, to delete “, except in capital cases,”;

In Article 15.5, to insert the following subsection:

“2° The Oireachtas shall not enact any law providing for the imposition of the death penalty.”;

In Article 28.3.3°, to insert “other than Article 15.5.2°” after “Constitution”;

In Article 40.4, to delete subsection 5°.

IF YOU APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word YES on the ballot paper.

IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word NO on the ballot paper.

A copy of the Bill can be inspected or obtained free of charge at any Post Office.

Click here to download the booklet, entitled “Referendum Results 1937 – 2015” in PDF format. This includes all final referendum results.

Result Summary

Electorate: 2,867,960
Total Poll: 997,885
Percentage Poll: 34.79%
Votes in favour of the proposal: 610,455
Votes against the proposal: 372,950
Invalid Ballot Papers: 14,480