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ethics, morality & law: a speech & an interview

ethics, morality & law: a speech & an interview

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Leonard Cohen, Song To The Siren and Kate Bush.

An exploration of how law on abortion in Ireland evolved to what it was in late 2012, when Savita Halapanavar died in hospital after her miscarriage continued for several days.

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Constitution expert Desmond Clarke made a presentation about "legislating in the absence of ethical consensus", at the Law Reform Commission's annual conference in December 2012."

He has published works on morality and law, and church and state, and chaired a series on ethics and morality on RTE radio in the 1980s.