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Attorney General v. X

Attorney General v X, IESC 1; 1 IR 1, (more commonly known as the "X Case") was a landmark Irish Supreme Court case which established the right of Irish women to an abortion if a pregnant woman's life was at risk because of pregnancy, including the risk of suicide. [1]

35 relations: A, B and C v Ireland, Abortion in the Republic of Ireland, Albert Reynolds, Amendments to the Constitution of Ireland, Anthony J. Hederman, Attorney General of Ireland, Brendan Smyth, Cathal Mac Coille, Constitution of Ireland, Costa v ENEL, Death of Savita Halappanavar, Declan Costello, Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, European Economic Community, European Union, Fintan O'Toole, Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, Garda Síochána, Great Britain, Harry Whelehan, High Court (Ireland), Injunction, Maastricht Treaty, Northern Ireland, Pedophilia, Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Republic of Ireland, Roe v. Wade, Statutory rape, Suicide, Supreme Court of Ireland, Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1992 (Ireland), Twenty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002 (Ireland).

A, B and C v Ireland

A, B and C v Ireland is a landmark case of the European Court of Human Rights on the right to privacy under article 8 ECHR.

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Abortion in the Republic of Ireland

Abortion in Ireland is illegal unless it occurs as the result of a medical intervention performed to save the life of the mother.

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Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds (3 November 1932 – 21 August 2014) was an Irish politician who was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving from February 1992 to December 1994.

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Amendments to the Constitution of Ireland

An amendment may be made to any part of the Constitution of Ireland but only by referendum.

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Anthony J. Hederman

Anthony James Hederman (11 August 1921 – 10 January 2014) was an Irish judge.

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Attorney General of Ireland

The Attorney General (An tArd-Aighne) is a constitutional officer who is the official adviser to the Government of Ireland in matters of law.

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Brendan Smyth

Brendan Smyth (8 June 1927 – 22 August 1997) was a Roman Catholic priest who became notorious as a child molester, using his position in the Roman Catholic Church to obtain access to his victims.

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Cathal Mac Coille

Cathal Mac Coille is an Irish broadcaster, researcher and journalist.

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Constitution of Ireland

The Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) is the fundamental law of Ireland.

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Costa v ENEL

Flaminio Costa v ENEL ECR 585 (6/64) was a landmark decision of the European Court of Justice which established the supremacy of European Union law over the laws of its member states'.

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Death of Savita Halappanavar

The death of Savita Halappanavar on 28 October 2012, at University Hospital Galway in Ireland, led to protesters calling for a review of the abortion laws in Ireland, which they claimed were responsible for her death.

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Declan Costello

Declan Costello (1 August 1926 – 6 June 2011) was an Irish jurist and Fine Gael politician, who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for twenty years, as Attorney General for four years and as a High Court judge for another twenty years before his retirement.

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Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland introduced a constitutional ban on abortion.

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European Economic Community

The European Economic Community (EEC) was a regional organisation which aimed to bring about economic integration between its member states.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Fintan O'Toole

Fintan O'Toole (born 1958) is a columnist, literary editor, and drama critic for The Irish Times. He has written for the paper since 1988.

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Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland specified that the prohibition of abortion would not limit the right to distribute information about abortion services in foreign countries.

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Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána (meaning "the Guardian of the Peace"), more commonly referred to as the Gardaí or "the guards".

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe.

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Harry Whelehan

Harry Whelehan is a barrister and former Attorney General of Ireland.

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High Court (Ireland)

The High Court (An Ard-Chúirt) of Ireland is a court which deals at first instance with the most serious and important civil and criminal cases.

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Injunction

An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts.

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Maastricht Treaty

The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union or TEU) undertaken to integrate Europe was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann.; or Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

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Pedophilia

Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, generally age 11 years or younger.

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 (An tAcht um Chosaint na Beatha le linn Toirchis 2013; Act No.35 of 2013; previously Bill No.66 of 2013) is an Act of the Oireachtas which defines the circumstances and processes within which abortion in Ireland can be legally performed.

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Raidió Teilifís Éireann

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Radio Television of Ireland; abbreviated as RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of Ireland.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland.

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Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade,, is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion.

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Statutory rape

In some common law jurisdictions, statutory rape is sexual activity in which at least one person is below the age required to legally consent to the behavior.

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Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

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Supreme Court of Ireland

The Supreme Court of Ireland (Cúirt Uachtarach na hÉireann) is the highest judicial authority in Ireland.

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Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

The Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland specified that the prohibition of abortion would not limit freedom of travel in and out of the state.

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Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1992 (Ireland)

The Twelfth Amendment was a failed proposal to amend the Constitution of Ireland, to state that the risk of suicide should not be considered a sufficient reason to legally allow an abortion.

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Twenty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002 (Ireland)

The Twenty-fifth Amendment was a failed attempt to amend the Constitution of Ireland to tighten the constitutional ban on abortion.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney_General_v._X

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