Denise Charlton, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

New figures for human trafficking which appear to show a continuing decline here are “very alarming” because they don’t ring true, said the Immigrant(...)

“Ms Y has had no fluids for 40 hours. She is met by consultant psychiatrist 4 who records: ‘Ms Y was an ongoing suicidal risk.’ Photograph: Bluestone/Science Photo Library

The following is a chronology of what happened to Ms Y, from the time she arrived in the Republic on March 28th until her infant was delivered by C(...)

The draft  HSE report into the care given to Ms Y states that at her third and final session with the Irish Family Planning Association, despite having consistently said she wanted an abortion, the counsellor suggested she might consider adoption.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) was liaising with the Irish Family Planning Association for over seven weeks about applying for exit and re-ent(...)

The former US president Jimmy Carter has written to   Enda Kenny and other members of the Oireachtas urging them to back a justice committee recommendation to criminalise the buyers of sex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Former US president Jimmy Carter has written to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other members of the Oireachtas urging them to adopt a recommendation to (...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

 Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, who is to appear before the committee this evening and tomorrow morning. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Progress, or the lack of it, on a range of human rights issues in Ireland will be scrutinised by the United Nations today and tomorrow. Minister for J(...)

Investigators say the victims were recruited in their home countries and trafficked to Europe, to be  sent to work as prostitutes with forged identity documents. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested two Nigerian women after seven potential victims of human trafficking were discovered during a raid on a Dublin address as part o(...)

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the  same ‘energy, commitment and reforming  zeal to her new role’ as she when children’s minister, an Taoiseach said today. . Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the “same energy, commitment and reforming zeal to her new role” as wh(...)