former Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt said ‘people’s values, people’s priorities, people’s needs are very different today’ from when partition began. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Unionism must wake up and realise that the old certainties are gone and that it is no longer a majority in Northern Ireland, former Ulster Unionist Pa(...)

 Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

After losing appeals to the Court of Appeal, the two women secured a fresh appeal to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Supreme Court has heard significant test appeals by two women over whether refugees who become Irish citizens are entitled to enhanced family reun(...)

The High Court’s Mr Justice Max Barrett made the declaration of unconstitutionality last July. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court is to hear an appeal by the State over a finding of unconstitutionality concerning a law preventing recognition, for family reunific(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission member Salome Mbugua: “We need as a society to ensure that in our communities and country, racism has no safe harbour, no resting place.” Photograph:  Maxwell’s

The UN has called for Ireland to adopt a new national action plan against racism and to phase out direct provision as part of a series of recommendati(...)

Move is part of an overhaul of the Garda approach to human rights which will also see it conduct urgent reviews of its policies regarding high speed chases and the use of firearms. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Garda is to select “champions” among its ranks who will be responsible for generating conversations about human rights within the force and encour(...)

“It is essential for all employers, no matter who they are, to adopt, implement and monitor a comprehensive, effective and accessible policy on sexual harassment.” Photograph: iStock

Earlier this year, the Government launched its No Excuses campaign to help tackle the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. The campaign includ(...)

IHREC chief commissioner Emily Logan warned of “a worrying trend that has seen many countries in Europe and further afield” succumb to populism, unilateralism and racism. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Politicians have been warned against making remarks that discriminate against minorities by the State’s equality commission, which is calling for sanc(...)

Patrick Gordon with his son Zack (10) at their home in Killyleagh, Co Down. The family took a disability discrimination case against We Are Vertigo, with the assistance of the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

A 10-year-old boy with prosthetic legs has received £2,500 after he was prevented from using a trampoline at an adventure centre. In 2017, Zack Gordo(...)

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, granted an urgent application by the Attorney General, to be joined as a notice party to make submissions on certain issues.

The State has been permitted to make a last minute intervention in an important Supreme Court appeal for the purpose of arguing there is no constituti(...)

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