Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Frances Fitzgerald however said Ireland had its own legal and Constitutional position on abortion

Mark Kelly, director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of Survivors of Symphysiotomy. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Rights committee’s report catalogues issues where Ireland fails to meet international standards

The UN Human Rights Committee report comes following questioning of an Irish Government delegation, led by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, on Ireland’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Geneval last week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Human Rights Committee calls for revision of new abortion legislation in Ireland

Aodhán Ó Riordáin: “It is unacceptable that a child could spend half their life in a direct provision centre – in poverty, marginalised, stigmatised.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ó Riordáin says asylum seekers spending years waiting for decision is a ‘major concern’

A homeless Irish man begging on Westmoreland Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Goal becoming more difficult as other housing areas compete for resources

Violet and Martin Coyne have been ordered to leave their home in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bank served notice after landlord went into receivership in 2012

Prof Sir Nigel Rodley, UN Human Rights Committee chairman. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

While abortion and symphysiotomy got the most coverage, there were many other issues

Of the 3,808 people found to be in emergency accommodation or sleeping rough in the 2011 census, 37 per cent of them were outside Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Danger homelessness outside urban areas is forgotten by policy makers

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