Open Society

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George Soros, founder and the Open Society Foundations. Open Society said Viktor Orban’s campaign had “invoked anti-Semitic imagery from World War II”. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

A major foundation funded by liberal philanthropist George Soros is closing its regional headquarters in Hungary, due to what it calls “an increasingl(...)

T-Mobile US has agreed to acquire Sprint for $26.5 billion (€21.5 billion) in stock, a wager that the carriers can team up to build a next-generation (...)

Young men in the Roma district of Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, collecting recyclable plastic refuse. It is probably the main source of income in the city for the marginalised Roma community. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

While in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, people were preparing to celebrate a decade of independence this month, in the northern city of Mitrovica it was (...)

Dr Padraic Kenna: Guide sets out how existing EU law should be routinely applied. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

A guide aimed at helping borrowers in mortgage distress and those facing eviction to fight for their rights has been published by the Centre for Housi(...)

Amnesty International Ireland - headed by executive director Colm O’Gorman - is   refusing to return the money and has described Sipo’s demand as ‘unreasonable and unjust’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The George Soros-funded organisation behind a controversial €137,000 donation to Amnesty International Ireland has accused the Standards in Public Off(...)

‘A blanket ban on foreign funding can never be human rights compliant,’ said Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Restrictions on the right of non-governmental organisations to receive foreign funding breach EU, UN and Council of Europe legal obligations and threa(...)

Amnesty International’s chief executive, Colm O’Gorman. Photograph: Alan Betson

The foreign foundation that gave money to Amnesty to support its campaign on abortion has taken issue with the Standards in Public Office Commission ((...)

‘It is no surprise that increasing numbers of parents, devastated by a dreadful prognosis for their little girl or boy in the womb, choose abortion.’ Photograph: iStock

By proposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and the effective abolition of rights for boys and girls in the womb up until the (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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