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# Irish Law

This year
Surrogacy: Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there
How Irish people use international surrogacy raises thorny ethical issues, writes McCarthy from Nairobi.
Last year
Opinion: Last week, birth information became accessible - but the law doesn't go far enough
Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick says the State’s recent conduct in this area must be recognised as a war of attrition.
Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?
Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party says legislators should always consider future generations.
Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required
Darren Lalor is leading the campaign for better legal aid rates for barristers defending criminal cases in the District Court.
All time
Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.
Judge rules winning gamblers have no legal guarantee of being paid
The judge said, “If you happen to be too lucky while placing a bet or gambling, the person can simply say ‘no you’re not entitled to the money’. That is simply the law in Ireland”.
Call me a selfish criminal and a murderer if you want, but having an abortion was right for me
I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.
Save grieving families from 'trial-like' suicide inquests: Console
Suicide-prevention charity says Ireland should look to Scotland to help suffering relatives.
Want to break the law in Ireland? It's easier than you think
Lighting up on Grafton Street? THINK AGAIN.
Dublin and London protests following the death of Savita Halappanavar
The 31-year-old dentist, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died from septicaemia from a miscarriage which lasted more than two days.
European Court of Justice to discuss legality of new permanent bailout fund
The ECJ will today discuss whether the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is legal under existing EU law.
Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.
Twenty years on: a timeline of the X case
On its 20th anniversary, takes a look back at one of the most controversial and closely-followed legal battles in Irish history.