Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Amnesty International claims to have discovered “gruesome evidence” of ethnic cleansing by the Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq. The human rig(...)

Palestinians rest outside destroyed homes in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The US “will have more blood on its hands” if it continues to supply weapons to Israel for the Gaza conflict, the executive director of Amnesty Intern(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

 Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said that “as disturbing as the ‘Tuam babies’ case is, it must not be viewed in isolation.”   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Amnesty Internationl has called for an “urgent investigation” by the Government into “past child abuse in state-run and sponsored institutions” in Ire(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s ‘Hooded Men’ case. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British government against the so-called Hooded(...)

Amnesty International Ireland directory Colm O’Gorman said Government departments should  place people’s rights at the centre of spending decisions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should commit to holding a referendum to insert economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, Amnesty International has sai(...)

Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland: “Torture is not just alive and well – it is flourishing in many parts of the world.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Amnesty International has accused governments of showing hypocrisy on torture by banning it in law but allowing it in practice. The human rights group(...)

Colm O’Gorman, executive director, Amnesty International Ireland,  told The Irish Times his pay and conditions were set out by elected representatives in a purely transparent and accountable fashion.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Moves to reduce the salary of Amnesty International executive director Colm O’Gorman were heavily defeated today with a motion on the issue at (...)

Commissioned from independent arts collective The Trailblazery, RTÉ will transmit We Need to Talk about |reland on March 17th, not on television but on the RTÉ Player

On Monday at 9pm, when RTÉ transmits We Need to Talk About Ireland, a “creative celebration” filmed in front of a live audience at Dublin’s Mansion(...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)