Law Society refused invitation to abortion hearings

The Law Society, which represents solicitors, has refused an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children to discuss lawyers’ views about proposed abortion legislation.

10th January, 2013
Law Society president James McCourt.

The Law Society, which represents solicitors, has refused an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children to discuss lawyers’ views about proposed abortion legislation.

In an email to solicitors, Law Society president James McCourt said the society was invited by the Clerk of the Oireachtas Committee on December 20. But on January 4, the Director General of the Law Society, Ken Murphy, said the Law Society had “never taken a...

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