Betty Purcell

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Nicaragua solidarity: Fionnuala Rogerson and Betty Purcell (top row); and Molly O’Duffy and Robin Hanan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Forty years after Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution you could argue that the troubled country has seen only one real change: the replacement of the ru(...)

President Michael D Higgins with former ministers, Brendan Daly, Donie Cassidy, Michael Mulcahy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

For John Mulcahy, journalism and publishing was not just a job or a career, it was his passion, his memorial Mass heard on Thursday. Though ill for (...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the appointments ‘bring significant legal, academic and practical expertise’ to the organisation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has appointed five new members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Mr Higgins presented the warrants of a(...)

 Betty Purcell: was not reappointed to IHREC and has complained  to the Public Appointments Service (PAS) about the interview process. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is delaying the announcement of seven new human rights commissioners pending a legal submission challenging the (...)

Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt  along with 420 others since August 2013

  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was divided over whether to issue a call for the “immediate release” of Irish teenager Ib(...)

Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to be nominated as chief commissioner of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Logan will step(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan yesterday briefed the Cabinet on the interim report of a cross-departmental review committee. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes will look at how the system operated from the foundation of the State until the 1980s. (...)

 Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters march to the Department of Justice in Dublin as part of a national day of action   last year. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Systemic delays in the asylum system are causing “undue hardship” and threatening people’s fundamental dignity, the Human Rights and Equality Commissi(...)

A chara, – I have been asked by a number of people to correct the account given in the article by Ann Marie Hourihane, (“Betty Purcell: war sto(...)

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