Ireland has one of the highest rates of people being stopped by the police in the European Union in 2019, according to a new report. File photograph: Collins.

Ireland has one of the highest rates of people being stopped by the police in the European Union, according to a survey by an EU rights body. More th(...)

Seventeen per cent of Irish people would be “very willing” to confront someone over an environmental crime compared to 15 per cent who would intervene to help someone being publicly assaulted by their partner. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish people are more likely to personally intervene if they witness illegal dumping than if they witness domestic violence, according to a new EU-wid(...)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin’s harrowing account of two years of harassment by a colleague, and in particular her criticism of UCD for its lack of support, described an organisation that has yet to make the cultural adjustment required to confront the problem. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A week of bad publicity over its handling of sexual harassment has pushed University College Dublin (UCD) into a belated reckoning. Academic Aoibhinn (...)

Survey responses indicate a lack of awareness as to what is easily and routinely gathered by online companies. Photograph: iStock

A survey of European views on basic privacy and data protection issues indicates the challenges countries may encounter as they wrestle with surveilla(...)

‘A blanket ban on foreign funding can never be human rights compliant,’ said Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Restrictions on the right of non-governmental organisations to receive foreign funding breach EU, UN and Council of Europe legal obligations and threa(...)

An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows a car allegedly carrying Jacqueline Sauvage, a woman sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her violent husband, leaving the prison of Reau, southeast of Paris on Wednesday after she received a presidential pardon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In an unexpected move, French president Francois Hollande granted a full pardon on Wednesday to a woman who had been sentenced to prison for murderin(...)

 Former president Mary Robinson was critical of the Remain campaign’s concentration on a “fear factor about the economic implications”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said that young people in the UK must feel “very let down” by the outcome of the Brexit referendum, and she appeal(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty,  director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónailln

After last year’s departure of Catherine Day as secretary general of the European Commission, there were fears that Ireland’s presence in the upper ra(...)

Some children are, through the circumstances into which they are born, at risk of harm.

Recent weeks have seen disturbing revelations about the abuse of vulnerable children, both in their own homes and in foster care. A case in the Galw(...)

The health consequences of domestic violence are horrendous. Participants in the survey reported bruising, burns and fractures. Photograph: Thinkstock

It does not seem to matter how many campaigns are organised against domestic violence, it just keeps on happening. Safe Ireland recently released its (...)

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