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#Supreme Court

# supreme-court - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Midwives 'forced to leave profession because they refuse to partake in abortions'

The UK’s highest court ruled on the matter this morning.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

# supreme-court - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife

Anthony Elonis (AKA Tone Dougie) says the threats weren’t real.

# supreme-court - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Poll: Should a baby's genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a baby's genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy?

The Supreme Court rules this week that only the birth mother’s name can appear. Do you agree?

# supreme-court - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation

The family in this case has said it is “very disappointed but every hopeful”.

Supreme Court says only the birth mother - not genetic mother - can appear on birth cert

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here are the newly appointed Court of Appeal judges who start work next week

Chief Justice, Justice Susan Denham said the court will help with delays in the system.

# supreme-court - Monday 6 October, 2014

Gay marriage extended to five more American states

A Supreme Court decision today means that same-sex couples can now marry in up to 30 states in the US.

# supreme-court - Monday 22 September, 2014

Works to continue on Kilkenny bridges ahead of October court date

The case will be heard again in court on 20 October.

# supreme-court - Monday 11 August, 2014

NAMA dealing with 21 legal proceedings against it - both home and away

The ghosts of developers stung are coming back to haunt the State’s bad bank.

# supreme-court - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Surrogacy under the spotlight: How Ireland plans to handle this legal minefield

There are no laws governing surrogacy in Ireland, but they are on the way. Here’s what it will include.

# supreme-court - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights

Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.

# supreme-court - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Irish courts can't cope with any more cuts - Chief Justice

Reducing staff numbers any further would do “great and lasting damage”, she said.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Bewley's has failed to get a reduction in its rental terms

The Café pointed the finger at Nama and the landlord after today’s decision to uphold an appeal against the rate reduction.

# supreme-court - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Next week, Bewley's Grafton Street could get a cut in its €1.5 million rent

The High Court has already determined the rent charged by a Johnny Ronan-controlled company should come down.

# supreme-court - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn't good for the Irish store

It’s a dispute over a woman’s top and shirt.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Government nominates new Judge to the Supreme Court

Peter Charleton is a serving Judge of the High Court.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

What exactly is collective bargaining? A precise legal definition is on the way

The cabinet have agreed on plans to reform the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins…

Seanad committee wins appeal over Ivor Callelly expense claims

The Supreme Court voted 4-3 in favour of the Seanad Committee on Members’ Interests.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting

The appointment of a judge to head the Commission of Investigation follows this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# supreme-court - Monday 31 March, 2014

The High Court said that Bewley’s rent should fall. The Supreme Court will today hear an appeal

Ickendel Limited, which is controlled by Johnny Ronan, is appealing the decision.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

US Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can't own guns

America’s top court has upheld a ruling barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from owning a firearm.

# supreme-court - Friday 7 March, 2014

Suspects being questioned by gardaí 'need greater protection'

The Supreme Court has ruled that anyone being held in custody who requests a lawyer cannot be questioned until they get legal advice.

# supreme-court - Sunday 9 February, 2014

US government expands legal rights for couples in same-sex marriages

All federal courtrooms and prisons will recognise same-sex marriages.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school

The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.

# supreme-court - Friday 27 December, 2013

US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful

The issue could well end up in the Supreme Court.

# supreme-court - Friday 20 December, 2013

Woman who took right-to-die case, Marie Fleming, has passed away RIP

# supreme-court - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

# supreme-court - Monday 11 November, 2013

Lissadell House owners win long-running legal battle over rights-of-way

The Supreme Court has overturned an earlier ruling, which found in favour of Sligo County Council

# supreme-court - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Column: The Court of Appeal referendum is a blind date with a moral hazard

The implications of the Court of Appeal referendum are going over people’s heads because most citizens have never had any direct or personal engagement with the Supreme Court, writes Myles Duffy.

# supreme-court - Sunday 8 September, 2013

The Court of Appeal referendum is one thing all political parties are agreed on

Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin will all be calling for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish a Court of Appeal but their campaigns are expected to be low-key.

# supreme-court - Friday 6 September, 2013

PSNI abandons appeal in former IRA hunger striker stop and search case

The solicitor for Bernard Fox and his partner said any person who was subject to a stop and search should now issue civil action against the Chief Constable.

# supreme-court - Thursday 15 August, 2013

‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday

The independent TDs held a wide-ranging meeting with the Wikileaks founder at the Ecuadorean embassy in London yesterday.

# supreme-court - Monday 29 July, 2013

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State Abortion Bill This post contains images

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

# supreme-court - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Michael Lowry, mortgages and mayors: The week in numbers

Plus: how many times has the Council of State met since 1940?