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(...)

About 800 women and girls are reported as travelling from Northern Ireland to Britain each year for abortions. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

On October 24th this year, the UK supreme court in London will hear the appeal against the decision last month of the court of appeal in Belfast that (...)

Lego has defended the policy on the grounds the centre is “not suitable for grown adults”. Photograph: iStock

Adult fans of Lego have threatened to lodge human-rights complaints over age limits at Australia’s first Legoland Discovery Centre. Adults are unable(...)

Britain’s biggest buy-to-let investor Fergus Wilson who has insisted he is not racist after he banned “coloured” tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Britain’s biggest buy-to-let investor who banned “coloured” tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry faces the p(...)

“An honest acknowledgement of past wrongs should not stop people of faith from speaking out against injustice, or from defending the vulnerable.”Photograph: David Sleator

Tony Campolo, the American sociologist and pastor who prayed the benediction at the 2016 Democratic convention after Hillary Clinton’s nomination for (...)

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan: said the Council of Europe had contacted her with a view to visiting Ireland to investigate the treatment of Travellers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has resolved to support the recognition of Traveller ethnicity, saying the Government will begin to take steps towards this end i(...)

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair after the signing of the Belfast Agreement on April 10th, 1998. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Reuters

Will a British bill of rights breach the Belfast Agreement? Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman thinks so. Jim O’Callaghan says Ireland did not amend ar(...)

Anna Neistat, senior director for research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled ‘Island of Despair - Australia’s “Processing” of Refugees on Nauru’ in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru as an “open-air prison” and akin to “torture”, where refugees and a(...)

An appeal has begun in Northern Ireland to a High Court ruling that the law on abortion is incompatible with human rights legislation. Photograph: PA

The grief of a woman who travelled to England to have an abortion after learning her baby had a fatal defect shows that precious human life was presen(...)

Two gangland killings in Dublin within the past week have focused attention on drug-related crime, the criminal justice system and the ability of the (...)