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Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the case taken by Angela Kerins was “important and difficult”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The Constitution gives no immunity to parliamentary committees that unjustly attack the personal rights of a citizen, as was done to former Rehab CEO (...)

 Angela Kerins arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Things are said in the Oireachtas that should not be said, or people would prefer were not said, but that is “the nature of parliamentary privilege” a(...)

Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

Cian McCarthy from Midleton, Co Cork pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded damages on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A case in which a man was awarded €750,000 damages after being assaulted outside a shop will not set a major precedent, a personal injury specialist h(...)

 The 24-year-old woman at the centre of the ‘Love Jihad’ case in Kochi, India. File photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

India’s supreme court on Thursday permitted a Hindu woman who converted to Islam to live with her Muslim husband. Federal investigators had accused (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said people had waited for three decades to have their say on abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Cabinet has agreed to hold a referendum asking voters to repeal the Eighth Amendment and “provision be made in law for the regulation of terminati(...)

With an abortion referendum on the horizon, the State’s appeal against a High Court decision on the rights of the unborn thrust the Supreme Court into the white-hot glare of public controversy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the unborn has no constitutional rights beyond the right to life as set out in the Eighth Amendment clears th(...)

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled the unborn has no constitutional rights outside the right to life in the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The child at the centre of the Supreme Court case about the constitutional rights of the unborn is now almost a toddler and is living in emergency acc(...)

The Supreme Court sitting in Limerick to decide the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Supreme Court has finally removed uncertainty about the constitutional status of the unborn, an uncertainty prevailing over decades and predating (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she welcomed the clarity offered by today’s Supreme Court decision. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers have welcomed the Supreme Court’s determination on the rights of the unborn and reaffirmed their intention to hold a referendum by the end o(...)

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