Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan outside Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State urgently needs to ratify a protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture to convince international colleagues that it should have a seat on (...)

In exchanges, Mr Justice David Keane remarked all children are of good character and cannot not be otherwise unless they do “dreadful” things, such as killing other children.

A seven-year-old girl born in Ireland to non-EU parents, now separated but both legally in the Republic, was unlawfully and “absurdly” refused Irish c(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it would draw on the ‘diverse experience’ of the seven individuals in the course of its work.

Seven people have been nominated as members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission following a row over the selection process. The commiss(...)

A family living in a caravan without basic services have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them social housing support. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A family living without basic services including running water have succeeded in reversing Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering them so(...)

The site where a family hub will be built on Clonard Road in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Family hub accommodation risks normalising homelessness in Ireland, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) which will be published tod(...)

Caroline O’Sullivan (centre), chief executive of the ISPCC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 1,000 children a day phoned Childline looking for help last year and three-quarters made the call outside office hours, the Irish Society fo(...)

Oonagh Buckley, director general of the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Workers are better off now that cases against employers over issues such as unfair dismissals and unpaid wages are being dealt with through a new priv(...)

Professor Siobhan Mullally f has been elected president of the Council of Europe’s group Greta. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish law professor Siobhán Mullally has been elected president of an international body of experts working against human trafficking. The 47-nation(...)

The new crime victims Bill needed improvement if the most vulnerable victims were to be protected, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said

Protections and supports for victims of crime must be enshrined in legislation if the State is to be in compliance with EU law, the Irish Human Rights(...)

Opposing the appeal, Nuala Butler SC, for the Minister for Justice, argued a foreign national present in the State on a conditional basis had no constitutional right to work.

A seven-judge Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal concerning the right to work here of asylum seekers. The appeal is by a Burmese man who li(...)

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