Colm O Gorman

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Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Joe Costello is pictured signing the Treaty. Also in the picture are UN under secretary general for legal affairs, Patricia O’Brien and UN high representative for disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs

Ireland has become one of the first States to sign a landmark treaty to regulate the trade in conventional weapons today.Signing of the internationall(...)

Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s reputation for working to stop violence against women around the world is not replicated at home, Amnesty International has claimed. (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for disability Kathleen Lynch said the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Bill was at an advanced stage and was likely to go the Cabinet within weeks. Photograph: Alan Betson

New legislation to be published shortly will replace a 140-year-old law which categorises people with intellectual disabilities or mental healt(...)

Colm O Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Human rights campaigners have called on the Government to state when it will ratify a United Nations treaty to protect people’s rights to housi(...)

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