No re-examination will protect us as the courts have already interpreted certain Articles in a manner consistent with Catholic Church teaching. Only the people can change the Constitution.
Thank you for replying, first of all. This answers my question quite succinctly.
Unfortunately we are at the stage where no political party recognises that there is an issue with the Constitution. They all believe that the problem lies in the fact that there are no non-denominational schools and not enough multi-denominational schools. Where this is true it is not the full picture. Opening up a significant amount of non-denominational schools and even getting some from the Church will not solve the problem. There will always be minorities in every town and village in Ireland and where are these people to send their children to school. The state cannot afford to fund schools in every town and village in Ireland and anyway this will only cause segregation.
With regard to your comment that it all rests with the people, I suppose I can see problems immediately. I'm fairly convinced that no party recognises the problem, especially in light of some of the responses to the 'six questions' from Dublin West's candidates. Patrick Nulty's reply was basically that would like to see change, but didn't see it happening any time soon. Then Leo Varadkar put me off even considering him with his glib 'I don't support secularisation. I do support pluralism and tolerance' remark. But as for the current zeitgeist, I can only speak for people I know. One thing I keep hearing that gets on my nerves is this complaining about how 'minorities' (synonymous with 'foreigners', in this case) are trying to 'get their way, expecting a CATHOLIC school to make special preparations for THEIR children, hmph'.
Clearly people have been rubbed the wrong way by the case of Martijn Leenheer. I don't think that many people in my area really know what is being sought and why, and this almost provokes some thoughts of resignation on my part.