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A senior architect with the Office of Public Works (OPW) has suggested opening the dome of Dublin's Four Courts building to the public. The OPW is currently in the process of restoring the historic dome of the 18th Century courthouse. The major restoration project is expected to finish in 2016.

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India's highest court is to hear an appeal next year seeking to ban jokes about the country's minority Sikh community. Harvinder Chowdhury, a Sikh lawyer, said thousands of websites ridicule Sikhs, who number some 25 million, as “stupid, naive and foolish”.

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A young woman suffering from a borderline emotionally unstable personality disorder has been found to have legal capacity to make decisions about her own care and is to be released from involuntary detention in a heath facility in Scotland and returned to Ireland. The woman, identified as KW, has a

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Thousands of home repossession cases are being delayed because of conflicting High Court judgments over whether the Circuit Court has the power to hear repossession applications by banks, The Irish Times reports. Mrs Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled in May that the Circuit Court lacked jurisdiction to h

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The Oireachtas has approved legislation that extends equality law protections for LGBT teachers to schools and institutions run by the Catholic Church. The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, which has passed all legislative stages, scraps Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act, which ex

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The trial of a woman accused of cruelty and neglect towards her eight children fell apart because video link evidence was not recorded, The Irish Times reports. The woman, who cannot be named, was on trial in Galway Circuit Criminal Court in connection with child cruelty offences including assault,

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