Landmark appeal involving surrogacy birth to start today

Seven judges of the Supreme Court are to hear a landmark appeal about the legal rights involved in surrogacy births.

It follows a High Court ruling last year that a genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate could be named as the legal mother on the children’s birth certificates.

Before this appeal gets underway the Supreme Court will be asked whether the media can attend and report on the case.

There were media restrictions in place at the High Court hearing, but since then new laws have opened up reporting on certain family law matters.

The appeal has been brought by the State against a finding that a genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate – the mother’s sister – could be named as the legal mother on the children’s birth certificates.

The hearing is due to last three days.


More in this Section

Cabinet told Brexit will have adverse impact on citizens and businessesCabinet told Brexit will have adverse impact on citizens and businesses

Ireland remains on high alert for possible Coronavirus cases, Cabinet toldIreland remains on high alert for possible Coronavirus cases, Cabinet told

Report lashes lack of climate actionReport lashes lack of climate action

Two Irish treated for coronavirus in Japanese hospitalTwo Irish treated for coronavirus in Japanese hospital


Lifestyle

He thought ‘Line of Duty’ would last just one season. Instead, it propelled him to international success. Ahead of the return of the acclaimed drama ‘Blood’, Adrian Dunbar tells Ed Power why it still feels like a dreamAdrian Dunbar: ‘I just got very lucky’

More From The Irish Examiner