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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Committee to hear from legal specialists

The Oireachtas Health Committee hearings on abortion continue today with witnesses from the legal profession appearing.

However, the Bar Council and Law Society has declined to attend.

Appearing this morning will be Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick; Ciara Staunton, NUI Galway, and Dr Simon Mills, from the Law Library. Stephen O'Hare and Alan Brady, from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties, Prof William Binchy and former Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness will follow.

Irish Independent

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