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

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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

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

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

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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

Ian Bailey: his partner Jules Thomas denies that she had brought pressure to bear on her daughter to change an account of their movements given to the gardaí. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Jules Thomas denies putting pressure on her daughter to change statement on Ian Bailey

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