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# 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?

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…

# supreme-court - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Two judges nominated for the Supreme Court

Two extra judges are being added to the Supreme Court in order to alleviate delays in processing appeals.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# supreme-court - Friday 19 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

"The punishment must fit the crime" - Garda anger at remission for killer

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Noel Callan, who has been in jail for 28 years, is eligible for remission – but gardaí are angry.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading

The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.

# supreme-court - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Aww: Bert and Ernie make the cover of The New Yorker in gay marriage celebration

The roommates are curled up on a couch watching the US Supreme Court strike down a law restricting the rights of gay people.

# supreme-court - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill

The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress

But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.

# supreme-court - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil

In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.

# supreme-court - Thursday 6 June, 2013

State to appeal ruling in landmark 'surrogate birth cert' case

The High Court had allowed a biological mother to be included on her child’s birth cert, even though it was carried by a surrogate.

# supreme-court - Monday 27 May, 2013

Nurse accused of setting fire to nursing home pleads guilty to killing 11 people

Roger Dean, a 37-year-old nurse who worked at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murders on the first day of his trial.

# supreme-court - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog

The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will join the High Court in holding extra sittings to clear a backlog.

# supreme-court - Monday 13 May, 2013

Dublin City Council: We've acted in the best interests of Priory Hall residents

The council has re-released a statement issued last week in response to criticism of its handling of the situation which has seen hundreds of former Priory Hall residents living in temporary accommodation since 2011.

# supreme-court - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Shatter offers olive branch to lawyers over appointment of new regulators

The Minister for Justice says he will allow other bodies to nominate members of the new legal services regulator.

Priory Hall in ruins as residents left ‘in limbo’

Images show how the vacant complex continues to deteriorate.

# supreme-court - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional

Government has been called on to outline the impact that today’s Supreme Court decision will have on both employees and employers.

Priory Hall: "They've already tried to put us on the streets once, they can't try it again"

The Supreme Court today adjourned a decision on whether Dublin City Council must continue to pay accommodation costs for Priory Hall residents until October.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog

The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.

Dublin City Council back in court over Priory Hall debacle

The local authority wants the Supreme Court to overturn an earlier decision which sees it pay for the temporary accommodation of the displaced residents.

# supreme-court - Monday 6 May, 2013

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

# supreme-court - Friday 3 May, 2013

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992

Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.

# supreme-court - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

PICS: Cabinet meets protester on way into crucial meeting on abortion Abortion This post contains images

PICS: Cabinet meets protester on way into crucial meeting on abortion

Some awkward glances at protester Eamon Reid as members of the Cabinet arrived at Government Buildings this morning.

Poll: Should the government legislate for assisted suicide with safeguards? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government legislate for assisted suicide with safeguards?

Yesterday, Marie Fleming was told in the Supreme Court that her ‘right to die’ appeal was being dismissed – but a judge said that the Oireachtas could legislate to deal with cases such as this.

Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die

There was standing-room only in the small courtroom on Monday morning as the 7 judges ruled that Marie Fleming, who has MS, did not have the right to end her own life with help from her partner.

# supreme-court - Monday 29 April, 2013

Gerry Adams: 'Sinn Féin is not a pro-abortion party'

The Sinn Féin president has called on the government to publish proposed legislation dealing with the X Case.