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This year
Criminalising purchase of sex, such as in Ireland, increases risk of violence, says Council of Europe
Ukraine a priority for newly elected Council of Europe human rights commissioner Michael O'Flaherty
Irishman Michael O'Flaherty elected as Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights
Last year
European speakers of parliament urge for better protections against abuse towards politicians
Ukraine's parliament speaker tells Dublin conference that Europe 'woke to its mistake' after invasion
Government extends suspension of visa-free travel for people with refugee status
Taoiseach wants to 'see an end' to whaling and will raise the issue with Icelandic PM
Taoiseach signs 'Register of Damages' for those who have suffered from ongoing war in Ukraine
Zelenskyy thanks Council of Europe for 'damages register' and calls for additional fighter jets
Varadkar lends support to Ukraine 'damages register' and pledges new funding to Council of Europe
Up to 70% of people in Irish prisons have mental health issues, says Prison Officers Association
Defendants in criminal trials could be awarded compensation if trials are unduly delayed
Irish government needs to tighten up employment of special advisors, European body says
All time
Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
Russia exits Council of Europe over Ukraine invasion
Refusal to allow Gardaí and Defence Forces to negotiate pay or strike is breach of European Social Charter
Greece urged to reform immigration detention system and stop migrant pushbacks
Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
Council of Europe committee presses UK government over Pat Finucane probe
Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue
After criticism of Poland in Irish court, Europe goes on attack over country's 'serious violations'
The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language
Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached
The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?
Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney
Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe
Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...
Decision to allow gardaí strike would raise "serious" issues for Ireland
NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language
Council of Europe gives 'thumbs up' to proposed abortion laws
Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers
Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports
Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish
Ireland tells Europe that 'X case' law will be enacted by July
Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology
Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime
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