Oonagh Buckley, director general of the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Workers are better off now that cases against employers over issues such as unfair dismissals and unpaid wages are being dealt with through a new priv(...)

Professor Siobhan Mullally f has been elected president of the Council of Europe’s group Greta. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish law professor Siobhán Mullally has been elected president of an international body of experts working against human trafficking. The 47-nation(...)

The new crime victims Bill needed improvement if the most vulnerable victims were to be protected, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said

Protections and supports for victims of crime must be enshrined in legislation if the State is to be in compliance with EU law, the Irish Human Rights(...)

Opposing the appeal, Nuala Butler SC, for the Minister for Justice, argued a foreign national present in the State on a conditional basis had no constitutional right to work.

A seven-judge Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal concerning the right to work here of asylum seekers. The appeal is by a Burmese man who li(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald appointed the judge to carry out the review of the legislation  in  January after it emerged the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission had accessed the phone records of two journalists. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Department of Justice has said it cannot say precisely when a review by former chief justice Mr Justice John Murray of legislation under which the(...)

 Louise O’Keeffe: her battle to have the State held liable for the abuse she suffered  led to the ECHR ruling in 2014. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Louise O’Keeffe’s long and courageous battle to have the State held liable for the abuse she suffered at her primary school in Dunderrow, Co Cork, was(...)

North’s First  Minister Arlene Foster was the subject of a photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper asking students to identify Northern Ireland’s First Minister left some students scratching their heads(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS). Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State scheme to compensate women left physically and psychologically damaged by symphysiotomy procedures during childbirth has been urged by a gro(...)

Celebrations in the courtyard at Dublin Castle in May after results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality were announced. Public perceptions of Ireland as a leader on human rights issues rose in the wake of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Public perceptions of Ireland as a leader on human rights issues rose significantly following the referendum on same-sex marriage, a new poll suggest(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: ‘Repeal of the act would have negative consequences for rights’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Belfast Agreement will be damaged if the British government carries out its pre-election pledge to repeal the UK Human Rights Act and withdraw fro(...)

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