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A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
Concerns have been flagged about emergency legislation set to be implemented to tackle Coronavirus.
Wed, 18 Mar, 2020
Some prisoners with a disability feel they are "punished" simply for their condition, while others report they are bullied by fellow inmates.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2020
Front Line Defenders has launched the ‘Set Them Free’ campaign to shine a light on the fate of 11 human rights defenders suffering long-term imprisonment for what the group has called "their legitimate work defending and advancing the rights of their communities".
Thu, 03 Oct, 2019
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said that based on their own legal advice, her department does not accept the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to the Public Services Card.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
“Today was a both a celebration of who we are in Ireland now"
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
A study from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has shown that homicide has caused more deaths worldwide than armed conflict and terrorism combined.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019
Leading medical technology company Stryker today announced that it is to invest over €200m in Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) projects at three of its five Cork facilities.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
A new dedicated immigration facility at Dublin Airport is due to open in the coming months.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
169 million children worldwide have missed out on the measles vaccine in the last eight years.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
At least two people have died and about 40 others were detained in what has been described as a crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya, LGBT activists said.
Mon, 14 Jan, 2019
Former Supreme Court Judge and first President of the Irish Human Rights Commission, Donal Barrington, has died.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2018
US retailer Walmart has removed a t-shirt from sale after an outcry from members of the press.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
Amnesty International has claimed that Myanmar security forces and local vigilante mobs are still burning Rohingya villages in Burma, despite assertions by the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that they had stopped.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
A verdict is expected today in the trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says it will be stressing the importance of inspections and reporting when it addresses the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva today.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
An Istanbul court has ordered six human rights activists - including Amnesty International's Turkey director - to be formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
Today's 'bring your dog to work day'
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
Several groups have welcomed the recognition of Traveller’s minority ethnicity status.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2017
The White House has barred several media outlets from a press conference held by President Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017
A group representing Catholic primary schools is insisting there is no baptism requirement for their school places.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Education Minister Richard Bruton is due to announce plans this morning to legislate on the controversial school admissions system.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Almost 640,000 people contacted the Samaritans for help over the past 12 months.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Maxi Zoo has revealed Ireland’s top ten selling Christmas presents for pets.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
A report by Amnesty International says a lack of leadership from wealthy nations will lead to a worsening of the refugee crisis.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
Amnesty International claims to have a video showing the beheading of a boy by an armed opposition group in northern Syria.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
Refugees and migrants in Greece have staged protests at the country's border with Macedonia and on islands near the Turkish coast today.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2016
Cork Midsummer Festival returns for 2016 with the announcement of a 20% increase in funding from the Arts Council.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
The trial in Egypt of Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned for the 13th time.
Sun, 06 Mar, 2016
Young people are largely positive about the state of their health, although significant numbers are battling with issues to do with their weight, binge drinkin, and smoking.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
The need for sex offenders to have access to appropriate treatment services is recognised by Children First, the national guideline for the protection and welfare of children.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
A UN committee has called on Ireland to take “all necessary steps” to revise its abortion laws to bring them into line with international human rights standards.
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015
explores current thinking on the concept of family and talks to an eminent researcher, a donor-conceived adult and a constitutional expert on the current family values.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
Health and safety has been blamed in a move against the scourge of "spread out rugs".
Mon, 16 Feb, 2015
It is sad to think that Dr. Ali Selim’s attempt to stifle free speech - through threat of legal action against any Irish publication that reprints Charlie Hebdo’s front page depiction of the Prophet Muhammad – can currently be supported by our nation’s laws.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
Michael Phelps has been handed a six-month suspension by USA Swimming following his arrest for allegedly drink driving last month.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
Health has topped a list of concerns of Irish young people, in a UNICEF poll measuring their priorities for children across the world.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an Irish teenager held in prison in Egypt.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
Emma Watson said she is “so excited” to have been appointed the United Nation’s Women’s Goodwill Ambassador.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014
Offensive name-calling can be a "common experience" for Travellers in prison — both from other inmates and from some prison officers, according to a new report.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
Amnesty Ireland will present a detailed report on how to deal with past injustices in the North to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement later.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
The Constitutional Convention has voted in favour of reforming economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights in the Constitution.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2014
As the Olympic flame makes it way to Russia, Amnesty International activists are highlighting human rights abuses there.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2013