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Supreme Court justice to chair Eighth Amendment assembly

Cabinet appoints Mary Laffoy as chairwoman of Citizens' Assembly

27th July, 2016
Justice Mary Laffoy with the Taoiseach on her Supreme Court appointment Pic:

The Cabinet today agreed to appoint Supreme Court justice Mary Laffoy as chairwoman of the Citizens' Assembly set to examine the issue of repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Laffoy, who has served on the Supreme Court since 2013, previously chaired the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse between 1999 and 2003, before resigning controversially after she had issues with the Department of Education's co-operation with the inquiry.

The Citizens' Assembly will examine a number of other issues, such as...

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