Isobel Kennedy

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Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy has been nominated as chairwoman of the Referendum Commission  set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws blasphemy. File photograph: Alan Betson

A referendum commission has been set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws bla(...)

An internet user called Meat Cleaver  was looking for Semtex to be delivered to Ireland, the Special Criminal Court heard on Wednesday. File photograph: PA

Gardaí arrested three men on suspicion of IRA membership after a tip-off from an undercover FBI agent, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The und(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy: “The Constitution is important. It is the fundamental law of our State. It is your Constitution and only you have the power to change it.”

The forthcoming referendum is not a vote on the law that may replace the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission has said. The commission, chaire(...)

Get them out to vote: the first stage of the campaign will focus on asking people to visit the checktheregister.ie website and to add their names to the register. Photograph: Alan Betson

Advertising agency BBDO Dublin has won the account to promote voter turnout in the forthcoming referendum on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The (...)

Every Irish citizen aged 18 or over is entitled to vote. It is vital to check the register now to ensure your voice will be heard.

The politicians have debated, the Citizens Assembly has had its discussions, the Oireachtas Committee has heard from various witnesses. Now, the decis(...)

Judge Isobel Kennedy, chair of the Referendum Commission.

Neither the Referendum Commission nor the Standards in Public Office Commission will have a role overseeing social media campaigning or advertising in(...)

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(...)

Noel Kelleher (64) was found guilty by a jury of six counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, three counts of oral rape and one count of attempted oral rape.

A man “of some standing” in his community who repeatedly raped his friend’s daughter when she was a child has been jailed for eight years. Noel Kelle(...)

 Paddy Harty of Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced by the Central Criminal Court to four years in jail for sexual assault. Photograph: Collins

A convicted burglar who was on the run when he carried out a sexual assault on a woman he met in a pub has been jailed for four years. In April 2015 (...)

Snow in Co Antrim. Driving conditions across Northern Ireland are difficult because of heavy snow, police said. Photograph: Lisa Southgate/PA Wire

A trial at the Special Criminal Court was delayed on Wednesday because three of the accused were trapped in Belfast by bad weather. Kevin Hannaway ((...)

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