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Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launch

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny An expert group chaired by "an appropriate woman" should examine changes to the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.

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A new report shows the staying-power of the privately educated in in a number of professions in the UK, including the law. The Sutton Trust’s report on the educational backgrounds of the UK’s professional elite looks at the schools and universities attended by top solicitors, barristers and jud

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An overwhelming majority of Irish voters support the retention of the juryless Special Criminal Court, The Irish Times reports. A poll conducted by Ipsos MRBI finds 67 per cent of voters support the retention of the court while 21 per cent support its abolition and 12 per cent are undecided.

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Pictured (l-r): Claire Morgan, managing partner Peter Walsh, and Daragh O'Donovan Dublin law firm Orpen Franks has appointed two new partners and an associate to its practice.

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