Cardinals Lorenzo Baldisseri, left, and Christoph Schoenborn show a copy of ‘The Joy of Love’. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Are these guys for real? The latest exhortation from the Vatican, Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love, shows that the Catholic Church is still obsessed w(...)

‘The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  suggested both institutions might be in dereliction of their duties.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission came an(...)

Chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan said the organisation wanted individuals to feel it was accessible to them. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An advocacy group for people with disabilities has called on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to conduct an inquiry into the con(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

File image of young asylum seekers accommodated  at Knockalisheen, Meelick, Co Clare.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The number of asylum seekers in the direct provision system has risen in the past year with the biggest increases in Balseskin reception centre in Dub(...)

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager who has been imprisoned for almost two years in Egypt. The IHREC decided against making a statement on Mr Halawa’s case following correspondence with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) backed down from making a statement on the case of Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager imprison(...)

Alan Shatter: ‘Many people who are LGBT, in civil partnerships, divorced, cohabiting couples or unmarried parents either seeking employment or already employed with these institutions perceive section 37 as a considerable threat to their job security, progression in employment or ability to obtain employment.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to sex.” So reads the new Article 41.4 incorporated into our (...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university.The campaign, which (...)

NUI Galway: staff in administration, catering, cleaning and other areas were  represented at the  meeting hosted by NUIG academics affiliated to Siptu

Trade union Siptu has called for an external audit of “all aspects” of equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) by independent experts.The audit should enable st(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: wants clearer guidelines on how ‘standalone’ Catholic schools  intend to accommodate children of other faiths and none. Photograph: Eric Luke

School admissions policies run on a “Catholic first” basis may be in breach of both equality legislation and the Constitution, the State’s equality w(...)