Supreme Court clears way for abortion law
Government ‘on track’ to have legislation through in the next parliamentary session
Fri, Sep 7, 2018
Mary Carolan, Pat Leahy
President Michael D Higgins is expected to sign the abortion referendum bill into law next week, deleting the constitutional ban on abortion and paving the way for the government to introduce legislation allowing for abortion to the Dáil in the coming weeks.
The Supreme Court on Friday decided that there were no grounds to hear an appeal of a decision by the Court of Appeal last month which upheld the High Court’s rejection of a challenge to the abortion referendum result.
Court to hear legal challenges to abortion referendum result
One challenger questions if some student voters at NUIG were properly registered
June 11, 2018
The president of the High Court has fixed June 26th for hearing three separate applications for permission to challenge the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
One of the challengers, Charles Byrne, who has raised concerns about whether a number of student voters at NUI Galway were properly registered, also wants copies of the marked register of voters.