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Amnesty International’s director in Ireland, Colm O’Gorman, argues the Sipo legislation has recently been “weaponised” against a number of campaigning and advocacy organisations, including his own. Photograph: Alan Betson

Amnesty International Ireland’s refusal to comply with a directive from the Standards in Public Office commission (Sipo) that it should return a donat(...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5%  of its total annual income, but returning it would set ‘a dangerous precedent’. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The chief executive of Amnesty International in Ireland said the organisation will challenge an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a(...)

Katie Ascough pictured in University College Dublin. Photograph: Jack Power

Former University College Dublin (UCD) Student Union president Katie Ascough said that she intends to campaign for the anti-abortion campaign in the r(...)

Of the 35.8%  who attend religious services regularly in Ireland, 29.9%  do so once a week, a further 4.1%  more than once a week, and 1.8%  attend every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the one of the highest percentages in Europe of people who say they pray or attend a religious service on a regular basis. Though religi(...)

 UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough (second from right) in a promotional picture released as part of her campaign against an impeachment bid.

Three colleagues of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) president Katie Ascough have joined the campaign to impeach her. Campaigns and(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners protest at the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The March For Choice on Saturday organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign was a momentous occasion. It was a tipping point, a demonstration that the (...)

In November 2016, the union voted decisively, with 64 per cent of voters in UCDSU supported retaining the union’s pro-choice stance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The president of UCD students’ union has defended her decision to withdraw information over access to abortion services in a magazine circulated to ne(...)

Protesters and counter-protesters argue during a demonstration in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

When is it better to laugh at Nazis, and when is it better to punch them? When white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in the face after Donald (...)

Kevin Myers. “What Myers said about the BBC’s best-paid women broadcasters was ill-mannered and offensive. But is the current controversy really a sacking offence?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fake news is not really a new phenomenon. Certainly, entrepreneurial Macedonian teenagers cynically churning out pro-Trump propaganda websites in orde(...)

Italy and abortion

Sir, – I refer to the article “Italy offers taste of what may come over abortion” (May 29th) on the supposedly detrimental effects a right by doctors (...)

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