William Binchy

William Binchy is Regius Professor of Law at Trinity College, Dublin Law School, Ireland. Professor Binchy is a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission.(www.ihrc.ie)

He has been involved in a number of campaigns in connection with proposed amendments to the constitution of Ireland. In particular, he campaigned:

*in favour of the constitutional ban on abortion in 1983 (successfully);
*against the introduction of divorce in Ireland (successfully in 1986 , and unsuccessfully in 1995);
*against the restriction of the automatic, constitutional right to citizenship of all of those born on the island of Ireland (unsuccessfully in 2004).

He is the brother of novelist Maeve Binchy. His daughter is the RTÉ producer and former College Tribune editor Sarah Binchy.

He is well-known in Trinity College's Law School for his catchphrase"Plaintiff, you lose!"Fact|date=May 2008


* William Binchy, "Is Divorce the Answer?"

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