Thirty–seventh Amendment of the Constitution(Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018. The proposal of the referendum was on whether or not to delete 'blasphemous,' from Article 40.6.1˚ of the Constitution.

The proposed amendment to the Constitution was put to the people on Friday 26 October 2018. The proposal was passed by the people.

Independent Guide

An Independent Guide was published in booklet form and distributed to all homes in the state. This guide contains a short description of the proposal.

Download Guide

The Commission also published an independent guide for people with an intellectual disability.


The Report

The Commission has submitted their report on the referendum on blasphemy to the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government. As soon as it has been laid in the Houses of the Oireachtas, a copy will be available to read here.