Ireland

A Renewed Call for the Need for Recognition of the Non-Marital Family in the Irish Constitution

A Renewed Call for the Need for Recognition of the Non-Marital Family in the Irish Constitution

On 24th April 2021, the deliberations of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality recommended forty five changes ...
Responding to Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report

Responding to Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report was published last week. This is the latest in a
Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

The Irish Oireachtas (parliament) has passed controversial legislation relating to the Mother and Baby Homes ...
Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

On 31 July 2020, the Irish Supreme Court annulled the government’s climate mitigation plan. A grand chamber of - ...
Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ...
Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part II/II)

Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part II/II)

In November, two important judgments were handed down concerning the legal regime governing immigration detention ...
Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part I/II)

Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part I/II)

In November, two important judgments were handed down concerning the legal regime governing immigration detention ...
Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Recently, the Irish High Court handed down judgment in the case of Friends of the Irish Environment v The ...
LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

It’s the middle of a busy month for the LGBT+ sector in Northern Ireland, with four Pride festivals taking place ...
UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children raises serious concerns regarding Ireland’s history of illegal adoption practices

Ireland has an extensive history of systemic human rights abuses of women and children, encompassing multiple ...
Continued Criminalisation in Ireland’s New Abortion Law

Continued Criminalisation in Ireland’s New Abortion Law

Since the start of January lawful abortion has been available in Ireland. The passage of the Health (Regulation of ...
A Victory for Equality: The End of the ‘Baptism Barrier’ in School Admissions in Ireland

A Victory for Equality: The End of the ‘Baptism Barrier’ in School Admissions in Ireland

The Admissions to Schools Act 2018, due to come into effect from the beginning of next year, will end the right of ...

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