Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the use of facial-imaging software is compliant with the law

The use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is “compliant with(...)

Joella Dhlamini (16) with her teacher Elaine Mills: “Everyone thinks Irish history is boring but I want to know everything about it. My favourite taoiseach is Seán Lemass because Ms Mills loves him.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. It was Christmas and the then 14 year old w(...)

A Muslim doctor living in Dublin has spoken of the insults and harassment she suffers for wearing a hijab. She was speaking after the release of a rep(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it was not the responsibility of victims to avoid being targets of hate crime. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Specific legislation is needed to crack down on hate crimes which remain under-reported in Ireland, a new report has said. The “Lifecycle of a Hate C(...)

Three Irish agencies refused to disclose any information regarding their intelligence-sharing agreements. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State’s intelligence and security agencies, including An Garda Síochána, have refused to disclose details of their co-operation with agencies in o(...)

 Magdalene survivors Breda Duffy and Martha Osmond, who were together in the Limerick Magdalene laundry. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Hundreds of Magdalene women from Ireland, including those who have been living abroad, are taking part in an historic two-day event in Dublin on Tuesd(...)

Frances Raday said the referendum would  bring “a welcome note of clarity regarding the systematic violation of fundamental rights that the Eighth Amendment means for pregnant people”

A human rights expert behind United Nations efforts to end discrimination against women has described the Eighth Amendment as being responsible for “(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland are concerned about the possibility of discrimination against those most dependent on State services and about the lack of a legislative basis or independent supervision for the card.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for new facial matching software to support up to 20,000 registrations a(...)

A mural featuring a red heart on a blue background, with “Repeal the 8th” written across it, outside the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dublin’s Project Arts Centre has been told to remove a Repeal the 8th mural outside its premises. A similar episode had occurred in 2016 regarding a(...)

Attorney General: Séamus Woulfe at the Victims’ Directive conference in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has urged lawyers to drop “gobbledegook” legal jargon to make the criminal-justice system less intimidating. Courts ha(...)

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