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Two legal challenges to the outcome of Ireland's marriage equality referendum will be heard by the Court of Appeal at the end of July. Both cases were dismissed by High Court President Nicholas Kearns earlier this month, but an appeal hearing has been set for 30 July, two weeks after the Dáil rises

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Emily Logan The Good Friday Agreement will be damaged if the UK government scraps its Human Rights Act and withdraws from the European Convention of Human Rights, an Oireachtas committee heard today.

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The High Court in Belfast has ruled that Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus did not breach its contract when it pulled out of Belfast International Airport (BIA) in 2012. The airline was accused of breaching a ten-year contract signed in 2007 when it shifted its services to George Best Belfast City Airpo

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Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald TD A controversial proposal to allow some alleged child abusers to cross-examine their victims will require "careful consideration", according to Irish justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

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Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs Seán Sherlock TD A delegation from the Government of Ireland is being questioned by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights over the country's human rights record.

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Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald TD The Government of Ireland is set to announce changes to legislation surrounding corporal punishment after the Council of Europe ruled the country's existing legislation did not satisfy human rights rules.

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A ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men may be justified in certain circumstances, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice. However, the court recommended "less onerous methods" of preventing infection than a blank ban on blood donation by gay and bisexual men.

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Proceedings have been issued against a retired army general who is being sued over the death of a Catholic man at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Sir Frank Kitson and the Ministry of Defence have been accused of complicity in a February 1973 attack when loyalist paramilitaries threw

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