Government Ministers has approved plans for a referendum to be held on the reference to a woman’s place in the home.
Critics argue the line in the Constitution is outdated, and a vote on if to remove it is now due to take place in October alongside a referendum on blasphemy.
Article 41.2 of the Constitution says the State “recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”.
It continues: “The State shall, therefore, endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to the neglect of their duties in the home".
There have been widespread calls for the article to be removed, as part of a wider review of old laws which are still in the Constitution.