Liam Herrick

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Editor of The Irish Times Paul O’Neill (left) presents awards to The Irish Times Debate team winners Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (centre left) and Rí Anumudu, and individual speaker Gabrielle Fullam of the TCD Historical Society (right). Debate chair Liam Herrick is also pictured. Photograph: John Ohle

Maynooth University students Rí Anumudu and Chikemka Abuchi Debate finalists Rí Anumudu (left) and Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (both Maynooth U(...)

The final will feature 12 speeches and each finalist will speak for 7 minutes. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The livestream begins at 7.15pm on Saturday 17 July. Click here (or paste the following address into your browser https://youtu.be/-YPT2oUKiMA) to vie(...)

Minister for justice Nora Owen following the removal for murdered journalist Veronica Guerin on June 29th, 1996.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nora Owen remembers exactly what she was doing when she heard Veronica Guerin had been murdered. The former minister for justice had just returned to (...)

Ms Cunningham said members were “severely tested” by protests in Dublin .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda members were “really concerned” that pandemic measures “became viewed as Garda regulations and not health regulations,”the general secretary of (...)

 Liam Herrick, executive director at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, said: ‘The importance of the separation of powers is key here.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new system for appointing judges should involve the government being given shorter lists of ranked candidates, the Irish Council for Civil Liberti(...)

The report questioned whether restrictions on movement were always proportionate. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Emergency legislation brought in due to the Covid-19 crisis must have a set end date and be reviewed to end extended police powers and protect human r(...)

ICCL executive director Liam Herrick: State will put itself in “very difficult position” with Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill as it stands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill contains a “troubling vagueness” on the definition of harmful online content as well as other “poorly defi(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said  gardaí ‘might have to distinguish between different protesting groups, which is not very desirable’. File photograph: Reuters

There should be a rights-impact assessment to determine what coronavirus restrictions were and were not necessary,the Irish Council for Civil Libertie(...)

A member of the Defence Forces meets passengers arriving in Dublin Airport who are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) said it has identified “serious human rights difficulties” with the current mandatory hotel quarantine sy(...)

Protesters in Dublin following death of Sarah Everard. “We took a lot of flack over it but the protests went ahead and were well-run,” says Ruth Coppinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, several dozen demonstrators, most of them women, gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest violence towards women in the wake of the murd(...)

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