Case raises issues relating to the right to life of the unborn and  whether switching off life support would breach the constitutional rights of the foetus

Father of ‘clinically dead’ pregnant woman may seek ward-of-court status to administer affairs

Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Michael McDowell warns against judicial activism in book written for late Rory Brady

Case could present conflict between right to life and right to die a natural death

Brazil’s supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland. Picture Garrett White / Collins

The archetypal prince of the Irish boom fled with debts of €80 million

A key element of the Government’s long-delayed plan to overhaul the legal sector has been diluted in a raft of changes approved by Cabinet. Photograph: Getty

Creation of new ‘one-stop-shops’ now subject to public consultation

David Barniville: new chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers and runs the Law Library. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new chairman of the Bar Council wants to address position of younger, struggling barristers

Ian Bailey and partner Jules Thomas who was cross-examined this week by senior counsel Paul O’Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The testimony of Marie Farrell and Jules Thomas made for a sensational week

Ian Bailey: was being set up for a confession like something out of Miami Vice, Marie Farrell told court. Photograph: Courts Collins

Marie Farrell said gardaí told her Ian Bailey was ‘into all sorts of weird things’

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Court ruled in 1978 that treatment of 12 men was inhumane but not torture

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