The decision by the all-party Oireachtas committee examining Ireland’s abortion law to recommend the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in its present form has prompted many people to write toon the subject.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Minister for public service, Ruairí Quinn, objected 30 years ago to proposals for Ireland to sign a European Convention which would allow for the transfer of Irish prisoners held abroad back home because of the existing overcrowding problem in Irish prisons.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
A French doctor was acquitted of poisoning charges after giving lethal injections to seven terminally ill patients, and Britain’s Supreme Court said an assisted-suicide ban is incompatible with human rights, fuelling the arguments of those who say the duty of doctors is to end the suffering of those beyond treatment.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
The decision to impose a one month prison sentence on a woman for the non-payment of a debt of €5865 has been described as being something from Victorian times when people could be jailed for lengthy terms over debts, the High Court has heard.
Wed, 13 May, 2009
THE spectre of international terrorism stalked Europe during the late 1970s with far-left groups such as the German Baader-Meinhof gang (later the Red Army Faction) and Italian Red Brigades the focus of cross border security operations.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2009
Four people facing jail over their failure to meet credit union loan instalments have brought High Court proceedings arguing that the manner in which their cases were dealt with breaches the State's obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2008
An action brought by a man detained at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) who claims that the refusal to release him is a breach of his rights under the European Convention is due to be heard by the High Court in July.
Fri, 02 May, 2008
I WOULD like to clarify a number of points raised by Brian Flanagan in his letter ‘Small fry in the new EU superstate’ (Irish Examiner, July 15), referring to the new EU constitution which will be put to the voters in this and other member states.
Thu, 29 Jul, 2004