Seán MacBride; A co-founder of Amnesty International he voted yes to the Eighth Amendment, and wrote an influential newspaper article two days before the Referendum.

Keep on saying something long enough and it becomes the truth? Is that how human rights now operate? The Irish arm of Amnesty International says that (...)

A banner used by demonstrators in Vienna, Austria last week against Iranian President Hassan Rohani over Iran’s use of the death penalty. Iran put at least 977 people to death in 2015, compared to at least 743 the year before, according to Amnesty. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

A global rise in the number of executions recorded last year saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century, according to (...)

Guidelines should be issued to healthcare professionals emphasising they should not report a woman who has taken abortion medication to gardaí, human rights and women’s groups have said. File photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

Guidelines should be issued to healthcare professionals emphasising they should not report a woman who has taken abortion medication to gardaí, human (...)

Belfast Crown Court in Northern Ireland.

A woman in Belfast, who bought abortion pills on the internet, has received a three-month suspended jail sentence after her housemates found a foetus (...)

Ibrahim Halawa: arrested by the Egyptian army as he took refuge in a Cairo mosque while Muslim Brotherhood protesters staged a “day of rage” in August 2013

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed his “deep concern” after Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt was adjourned for the 1(...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia – sisters of Ibrahim Halawa – at their home in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been adjourned again. It is the 13th time the trial has been delayed, with the new date set for June 26th. T(...)

In engaging with politics, young people seem more likely to engage with issues. The traditional political party structure tends to engage young people who grow up to be the type of political thinkers their parents were.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In Fiach Kelly’s piece on ‘Bertie’s Children’ in The Irish Times in January, eight 18-year-olds were interviewed, and when asked the question “Are yo(...)

Amnesty International has said the Government should end its ‘hypocritical’ abortion laws. Photograph: Thinkstock

Amnesty International has said the Government should end its “hypocritical” abortion laws as new figures show Irish women had more than 24,000 abortio(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a number of complaints against the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 in which the issue of abortion was discussed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a number of complaints against the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 in which the issue of abortio(...)

Labour Senator and right-to-choose campaigner Ivana Bacik said the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission should consider taking a case to the High Court in Dublin in the light of the ruling on abortion in Belfast.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

It is “entirely possible” a case asserting the Republic’s abortion regime breached women’s human rights would be taken here, the executive di(...)