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#Civil Liberties

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Irish Council for Civil Liberties demands that Gardaí not receive power to compel a password
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Irish Council for Civil Liberties demands that Gardaí not receive power to compel a password

Jun 1st 2022, 5:09 PM 15,611 Views 22 Comments

Rights groups have also called on Gardaí to record the ethnicities of people stopped and search in order to prevent discrimination.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology
# New Powers
# New Powers

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology

May 25th 2022, 11:09 AM 20,587 Views 61 Comments

Civil liberties groups say it enables “mass surveillance”, the Minister for Justice disagrees.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media

Sep 28th 2021, 10:10 PM 9,120 Views 21 Comments

The Joint Committee on Justice released its report ‘Civil Liberties during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ today.

# civil-liberties - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration

Mar 4th 2021, 4:25 PM 32,087 Views 69 Comments

A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,667 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# civil-liberties - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Lynn Ruane: I'm tabling a bill to support the voices of community and advocacy groups
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: I'm tabling a bill to support the voices of community and advocacy groups

May 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,588 Views 23 Comments

We need a vibrant and active civil society. Otherwise politicians and big business will call all the shots, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

Feb 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 27,590 Views 121 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

# civil-liberties - Friday 26 December, 2014

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president
# Sticks And Stones
# Sticks And Stones

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president

Dec 26th 2014, 12:50 PM 10,667 Views 32 Comments

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

# civil-liberties - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Open letter to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste: Fight Egypt's jailing of journalists
# Media Lockdown
# Media Lockdown

Open letter to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste: Fight Egypt's jailing of journalists

Jun 26th 2014, 12:10 AM 5,153 Views 30 Comments

Irish journalists, academics, union leaders and lawyers urge Irish government to press for freedom of journalists in Cairo.

# civil-liberties - Friday 7 March, 2014

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection?

Mar 7th 2014, 10:06 AM 7,236 Views 104 Comments

A Supreme Court ruling suggests clarification is needed, what do you think?

# civil-liberties - Friday 14 June, 2013

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights

Jun 14th 2013, 8:46 AM 5,404 Views 27 Comments

A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.

# civil-liberties - Saturday 18 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Simon Harris
# My Favourite Speech
# My Favourite Speech

My favourite speech: Simon Harris

Aug 18th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,430 Views 7 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, one of the youngest members of the Dáil, Simon Harris, picks a speech by Bobby Kennedy.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?

Jul 24th 2012, 10:07 AM 7,815 Views 113 Comments

Should a law similar to the so-called Sarah’s Law in the UK be introduced in Ireland?

# civil-liberties - Sunday 11 March, 2012

12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password
# Facebook
# Facebook

12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password

Mar 11th 2012, 1:25 PM 12,064 Views 16 Comments

The US pupil says she was forced to reveal her personal profile information after posting comments about staff members.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Police in New South Wales granted new powers to remove face veils
# Australia
# Australia

Police in New South Wales granted new powers to remove face veils

Jul 5th 2011, 11:07 AM 967 Views 10 Comments

Police in Australia’s most populous state will now be permitted to demand that a woman remove her face covering when investigating minor offences.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Anti-Apartheid leader Kader Asmal dies aged 76
# South Africa
# South Africa

Anti-Apartheid leader Kader Asmal dies aged 76

Jun 22nd 2011, 8:21 PM 517 Views 6 Comments

The founder of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, and later a government minister, dies in South Africa.

# civil-liberties - Monday 13 June, 2011

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers
# FBI
# FBI

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers

Jun 13th 2011, 12:20 PM 306 Views 1 Comment

The FBI is due to release a new edition of its manual that will endow agents with new powers to monitor people who have caught their attention – including rummaging through their rubbish and putting surveillance teams on targets.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Last-minute rubberstamping of Public Service Cards scheme "a costly political stunt"
# ID Cards
# ID Cards

Last-minute rubberstamping of Public Service Cards scheme "a costly political stunt"

Feb 2nd 2011, 6:48 PM 2,847 Views 11 Comments

Irish civil rights group criticises Eamon O Cuiv issuing of ‘ID cards’ on last day in office.