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8 June 2006 Edition

Legal, political and constitutional debacle

8 June 2006

The political and legal system in the 26 Counties was plunged into crisis last week. This was because of the failure of successive Governments since 1990 to update legislation on sexual offences. Their failure led ultimately to the Supreme Court striking down the 1935 legislation covering sexual offences against children under the age of 17.

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