George Soros

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‘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(...)

Marton Gyongyosi, a Trinity-educated leading member of Hungary’s nationalist Jobbik party, at a protest in Budapest on Friday

Hungarians briefly put aside deep political differences on Friday to protest together against an alleged government-backed attack on the nationalist J(...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5%  of its total annual income, but returning it would set ‘a dangerous precedent’. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The chief executive of Amnesty International in Ireland said the organisation will challenge an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a(...)

Amnesty International’s chief executive, Colm O’Gorman, said it was directed by the  Standards in Public Office Commission to return €137,000 it received. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is in discussions about $150,000 (€127,449) it received from the George Soros Open Society Foundation bec(...)

 European Council president Donald Tusk delivers an acceptance speech after he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pecs in  Hungary. Photograph: Tamas Soki

After helping Britain move a little closer to the EU exit early on Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk flew east to focus on the future of (...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5 per cent of its total annual income, but returning it would set “a dangerous precedent”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has said it will not obey an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a donation from billionaire George Soros to fu(...)

 George Soros: “With Hungary’s healthcare and education systems in distress and corruption rife, the current government has sought to create an outside enemy to distract citizens.” Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has accused Hungary’s government of using lies and propaganda to stoke anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic feeling i(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  accuses Budapest-born George Soros of buying influence in the European Union.  Photograph: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

Civil society groups funded by billionaire George Soros denounced Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, for calling on his country’s securi(...)

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