William Binchy is
Regius Professorof Lawat Trinity College, DublinLaw 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
divorcein 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 RTÉproducer and former College Tribuneeditor 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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