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

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

Edward Snowden, whose latest document releases were published by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung

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