Anti-abortion groups say they are expecting at least 10,000 people to attend the annual Rally for Life demonstration on Saturday afternoon

Anti-abortion groups say they are expecting at least 10,000 people to attend the annual Rally for Life demonstration on Saturday afternoon. The march (...)

Jack O’Rourke:  “It wasn’t a  conscious decision  to write a coming-out song . . . but Silence did seem resonate with a lot of people, both men and women”

A singer-songwriter whose composition about coming out was adopted by Amnesty International in the marriage equality referendum is hoping the song wil(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Dáil  as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill were being voted on in 2013. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some types of equality are more equal than others. The Marriage Referendum was scarcely over before Amnesty International began immediately campaignin(...)

A Palestinian boy  next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas  in 2014, in Gaza City. Photograph:  MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

There were no great surprises in the findings of the UN’s commission of inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict. Unlike previous similar reports that were(...)

Muhammad Younis, who was required to work seven days a week with no holidays. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A chef who was forced to work seven days a week for “pocket money”, with just Christmas Day off, has had a €91,000 award made against his employer uph(...)

Fr Peter McVerry receives the French human rights prize from Jean-Pierre Thebault the French Ambassador to Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:43

Fr Peter McVerry has been awarded the France-Ireland Human Rights Award for fighting homelessness and poverty in Ireland. Fr McVerry (left), who rece(...)

Emily Logan of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to heed the calls of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and start to “phase out” austerity measures.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said a UN committee report published on Monday has sent the Government a “strong message”. C(...)

Longed for: Seven Years and Nine Months is about an Irish couple having a child through a surrogate mother

She needs a mother for life, not just for nine months. As an argument against same-sex marriage, the poster that so described surrogacy during the ref(...)

Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International. Mr Shetty has defended the organisation’s call for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:37

The head of Amnesty International has defended its call for a more liberal abortion regime in the Republic, saying the organisation has “no politic(...)

Campaigners attend a rally in Belfast to show their support for marriage equality. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Some 20,000 gay rights campaigners have marched in Belfast demanding a change in the law to allow gay marriage. The crowd, organised by Amnesty Inter(...)