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The House of Lords is set to debate proposals to legalise same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland later today. Conservative peer Lord Hayward has confirmed he plans to table an amendment to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill during committee stage today.

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Plans to hold a referendum this May to amend the constitutional provisions on divorce have been approved by the Government. Voters will be asked to amend article 41.3.2 of the Constitution to remove the minimum living apart period for spouses seeking a divorce, and replace article 41.3.3 with a prov

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The latest tranche of case reports from the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) reveal that homelessness is leading to children being kept in care. The second volume of 2018 case reports, now available from the project's website, includes 38 cases from all parts of the State.

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Leading family lawyer Keith Walsh has welcomed an increase in security at Phoenix House following an incident late last year. Speaking to Irish Legal News, Mr Walsh said the increased security measures revealed today are "required for those very rare occasions when people's emotions get the better o

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