Emily Logan,  chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission:  the commission will discuss concerns among civil society groups about Ireland’s electoral funding laws.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

Foreign donations from legitimate organisations to Irish human rights campaigning groups should not necessarily have to be returned, Emily Logan, the (...)

The SDLP has rejected unionist criticism of its decision not to rename the Raymond McCreesh play park in Newry. Newry and Mourne District Council on(...)

The Supreme Court has found in principle the ‘absolute prohibition’ on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment.

The Supreme Court has told the State it will make a formal declaration next February that the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working here is u(...)

Non-Irish nationals comprise 17 per cent of the population. In the Civil Service, where just 3 per cent of the workforce are foreign-born. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An audit of Irish public-sector organisations has indicated that only one in 20 has policies for integrating immigrants into the workplace. The absen(...)

The constitutional article on the special position of women in the home has ‘never truly been tested’ in the courts, a law lecturer has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The constitutional article on the special position of women in the home has “never truly been tested” in the courts as a “protective guarantee” requir(...)

Labour senator Ivana Bacik: “Women effectively work for free for one month a year.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New laws compelling businesses to publish details on what they pay men and women are likely to come into force next year, after the Government accepte(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says  there should be access to abortion services “for reasons of a risk to the life, health or wellbeing of the woman, socio-economic or family circumstances, pregnancy due to rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Government’s human rights watchdog, will on Wednesday call on the Government to introduce a refere(...)

Never hand over the deposit until you have seen the property in person and  are happy with its standards. Photograph: iStock

What do you need to know when renting a new home? What rights do you have if your landlord tries to put up your rent? Who can you turn to for support (...)

 Aine Magorrian, who was made redundant while on maternity leave and has settled a discrimination case for £9,000.  Photograph: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland/PA Wire

A Co Down woman who lost her job while on maternity leave has been awarded £9,000 in a sex discrimination case. SALIIS Ltd, a Northern Ireland renewa(...)

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