Wed, 25 Mar, 2020
A further delay with the State’s scheme to provide redress to survivors of abuse in primary schools illustrates the Government’s inadequate response to its legal obligations, the special rapporteur on child protection has warned.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
I worry about Greta Thunberg too. Ryan Tubridy has been heavily criticised for expressing his concern for the mental wellbeing of the 16-year-old climate campaigner on his RTÉ One radio show, particularly as he mentioned she has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
The Council of Europe says there's still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers in Ireland. In a new report, it says Travellers are 38 times more likely to experience discrimination in pubs compared to other 'white-Irish' people.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Education Minister Richard Bruton has defended the Government’s interpretation of the European court ruling in the Louise O’Keeffe case following a query from a former High Court judge about a related compensation scheme.
Fri, 11 May, 2018
Polish politicians have overwhelmingly approved two bills that would give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from elsewhere in Europe that the legislation contravenes democratic norms.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
WHEN high court judge, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys, opened the Parnell Summer School, in Wicklow, yesterday, he suggested our Constitution should be amended to allow the appointment of more judges, so that cases might be more quickly dealt with.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
A minister who calls the Council of Europe a “waste of fucking space” suggests Irish people as well as the Dáil will be forced into debating and considering whether Ireland should leave the EU once Britain exits the union.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2017
Many of Europe’s politicians are guilty of “shameful bigotry and xenophobia”, the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told journalists in a press conference referring to the refugee crisis.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2016
Parents should not be forced to have their children baptised to get a place in a State-funded school, Children’s Minister James Reilly has said, adding that it might be possible to change the situation through legislation rather than a referendum.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
The organisation which represents rank and file members of the Defence Forces is refusing to sign up to the Lansdowne Agreement on public service pay until the Government reverses its decision to cut the wages of new entrants to the military by 10%.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2015