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The Seanad Chamber at Leinster House. Senators will today being debating the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Even though the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is assured, there is still at least a week of debate in Seanad Eireann on the (...)

High Court judge High Court  Elizabeth Dunne who has been nominated to chair the Referendum Commission for the autumn ballot on a Court of Appeal.

High Court judge Elizabeth Dunne has been nominated to chair the Referendum Commission for the autumn ballot on a Court of Appeal. Judge Dunne, who wa(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the Government will increase the size of the Supreme Court from eight to 10 judges in the coming months, a move that will allow it to sit in three divisions for the first time and help cut into the waiting list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a recent hearing in the Supreme Court, as two barristers ruminated at length over how to go about delivering a box of documents to the court, Mr Ju(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he is looking forward to debating the Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A referendum on a new Court of Appeal will be held in October after the Government today published a draft law allowing for the creation of the cou(...)

If the referendum is carried, the Seanad would be abolished from midnight on the day immediately before the next Dáil first meets after the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Some 40 articles of the Constitution will have to be amended to remove references to the Seanad if the public votes to scrap the Upper House. (...)

Obituary: Enda Marren
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Born: December 10th, 1934 Died: March 8th, 2013 When Garret FitzGerald set out to revitalise and modernise Fine Gael after succeed(...)

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