Sinead Gibney

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Discrimination against people with disabilities accounted for more than half of all calls to the  IHREC last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Discrimination against people with disabilities accounted for more than half of all calls to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) la(...)

Councils cite structural issues around how funding is allocated and draw-down, objections by settled residents and planning delay.

A “lack of transparency” in how councils are spending Traveller accommodation budgets is highlighted in a hard-hitting series of reports published on (...)

 In 2014, the European Court of Human Rights found that Ireland had failed to protect Louise O’Keeffe from  teacher Leo Hickey when she had been at school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Courts

Ireland continues to withhold redress from alleged victims of sexual abuse in schools seven years after the European Court of Human Rights judgment wo(...)

The report’s ranking of Ireland suggests its authors do not believe the country is taking proportional concrete actions,’ to combat human trafficking. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland is failing to meet minimum international standards on combating human trafficking, creating a culture of “impunity for traffickers”, a damning(...)

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office accused Cork City Council of violating the human rights of children living at the Spring Lane site and detailed repeated failures by the authority to improve conditions there. File photograph

A report which found children were living in filthy and unsafe conditions on a Cork city halting site highlights “persistent discrimination and inerti(...)

Shane Corr,   senior civil servant at the Department of Health, says he has seen dossiers containing sensitive information on children and their families who were involved in legal actions against the State.  Photograph: RTÉ

The Department of Health must publish the independent review into its practice of compiling dossiers on children with autism without their consent as (...)

The proposed Dying with Dignity Bill, which seeks to allow people with a terminal illness to be helped to end their lives, was tabled last year by Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny. File photograph: iStock

The proposed Dying with Dignity Bill needs “significant changes” and does not ensure “adequate safeguards” to protect a person’s right to life, the Ir(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty: “A shocking 70 per cent of 18-to-24 year-old Travellers are not in further education in Ireland.”

The situation of Travellers is “not the fault” of the community, but “the fault of all of us in the settled community” one of the EU’s most senior hum(...)

Christian Aid Ireland says that profit generated in Ghana, for example, is moved to Ireland, leaving the African nation with less money to spend on services for children. File photograph: Getty

The United Nations is to examine whether Irish policies contribute to tax abuse by companies that harms children’s rights in other countries. Campai(...)

According to studies, 49 per cent of millennials say they have turned down jobs that conflict with their personal ethics. Photograph: iStock

Does corporate social responsibility (CSR) matter to graduates? According to 2017 studies from Deloitte and PwC, it does, with 49 per cent of millenni(...)

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