High Court: Margaret McDermott, of Taylor’s Hill, Galway, said in an affidavit that a “fundamental right” granted to her in the 2003 divorce proceedings was pension entitlements should her ex-husband and his second wife both die before her. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

An 88-year-old woman is entitled to pension rights from the employment of her late ex-husband as director of an authority that awarded third-level e(...)