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# iccl - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

Mar 24th 2021, 8:29 AM 10,184 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.

# iccl - 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 31,999 Views 69 Comments

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

# iccl - Thursday 12 November, 2020

ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report
# Irish Council Civil Liberties
# Irish Council Civil Liberties

ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report

Nov 12th 2020, 2:25 PM 26,051 Views 46 Comments

Since the start of the pandemic, anti-spit hoods have been used 118 times by Gardaí.

# iccl - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
# ICCL
# ICCL

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told

Sep 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,037 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.

# iccl - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Urgent report being carried out into the 'lessons learned' by gardaí at Dublin eviction
# Berkeley Road
# Berkeley Road

Urgent report being carried out into the 'lessons learned' by gardaí at Dublin eviction

Updated Aug 15th 2020, 1:49 PM 70,437 Views 29 Comments

Video footage of Wednesday’s eviction at a property on Berkeley Road was widely shared online.

# iccl - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers
# ICCL
# ICCL

Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers

May 13th 2020, 6:51 PM 31,755 Views 67 Comments

Figures show the emergency powers were invoked a total of 192 times over the past month.

# iccl - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Covid-19: Spread of coronavirus raises difficult questions over data privacy

Mar 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 21,432 Views 16 Comments

Civil liberties experts have warned people to be vigilant about privacy rights during the coronavirus outbreak.

# iccl - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Extremely problematic': Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

'Extremely problematic': Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí

Oct 31st 2019, 6:10 AM 20,554 Views 52 Comments

Front-line gardaí are calling on An Garda Síochána to introduce body-cameras, which are increasingly used in jurisdictions worldwide.

# iccl - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee
# ICCL
# ICCL

'No-one has been held responsible': Case of Dara Quigley to come before Oireachtas committee

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 24,037 Views 18 Comments

The journalist and activist died by suicide in April 2017. Weeks before, images of her had been shared widely online.

# iccl - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim
# PSC
# PSC

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 14,500 Views 47 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

# iccl - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Protest concerns raised by civil liberties body after reports of Direct Provision residents being targeted
# Right To Protest
# Right To Protest

Protest concerns raised by civil liberties body after reports of Direct Provision residents being targeted

Jun 26th 2019, 2:42 PM 8,978 Views 7 Comments

There is a “pattern of intimidation and harassment” of protesters by gardaí, ICCL has said.

# iccl - Monday 10 June, 2019

'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published
# Long Awaited
# Long Awaited

'Answers are overdue': Almost a year on, it's still unclear if probe into legality of PSC will be published

Jun 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,700 Views 76 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says a “decision will made” once the full report becomes available.

# iccl - Friday 14 September, 2018

An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'
# New Report
# New Report

An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'

Sep 14th 2018, 11:04 AM 17,361 Views 68 Comments

A report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has criticised some Garda policies and practices.

# iccl - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Ireland has the highest rates of some hate crimes in the EU, but no proper laws to address it
# Report
# Report

Ireland has the highest rates of some hate crimes in the EU, but no proper laws to address it

Jul 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,360 Views 54 Comments

A new report identifies “serious gaps” in Ireland’s hate crime laws.

# iccl - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb
# Grave Concerns
# Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

Feb 8th 2018, 1:34 PM 61,076 Views 144 Comments

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

# iccl - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card
# Bad Idea
# Bad Idea

'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card

Oct 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 67,444 Views 67 Comments

A public meeting on the Public Services Card yesterday heard that the more data protection in Ireland changes, the more it stays the same.

# iccl - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM 25,247 Views 10 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# iccl - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
# Nice Data We'll Take It
# Nice Data We'll Take It

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 16,322 Views 51 Comments

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# iccl - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

May 14th 2014, 11:32 AM 5,842 Views 43 Comments

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

# iccl - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Investor compensation fund able to deal with future significant company failures
# ICCL
# ICCL

Investor compensation fund able to deal with future significant company failures

Dec 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,144 Views 0 Comments

In its annual report, the Investor Compensation Company Limited said 2013 was ‘challenging’ due to payouts to IBRC and CHC.

# iccl - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
# ICCL
# ICCL

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

Oct 30th 2013, 7:45 PM 4,336 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.

# iccl - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Restrictive Irish abortion law 'could be rejected by Europe'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Restrictive Irish abortion law 'could be rejected by Europe'

Apr 25th 2013, 3:12 PM 8,333 Views 192 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says Ireland must provide “accessible procedures” to figure out if abortion is legal.

# iccl - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step'
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step'

Apr 14th 2013, 1:37 PM 15,314 Views 193 Comments

The Constututional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending that the Constitution be changed to allow for civil marriages for same-sex couples.

# iccl - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

British Airways worker wins landmark religious discrimination case
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

British Airways worker wins landmark religious discrimination case

Jan 15th 2013, 2:15 PM 13,611 Views 63 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Nadia Eweida suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs.

# iccl - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland's abortion law under spotlight in Strasbourg

Dec 5th 2012, 4:41 PM 3,954 Views 56 Comments

The Council of Europe will assess the government’s action plan on abortion and it is expected the ministers will seek a clear deadline for the implementation of the new legal regime.

# iccl - Friday 5 October, 2012

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling
# Council Of Europe
# Council Of Europe

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling

Oct 5th 2012, 11:33 AM 8,564 Views 100 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.

# iccl - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
# Reform
# Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Feb 22nd 2012, 2:08 PM 2,059 Views 15 Comments

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

# iccl - Friday 15 July, 2011

Transgender people will be forced to divorce to achieve recognition
# Transgender
# Transgender

Transgender people will be forced to divorce to achieve recognition

Jul 15th 2011, 9:47 AM 2,102 Views 38 Comments

The Transgender Equality Network says recommendations for new legislation will force people who are married to make a choice between gender recognition and their relationship.

# iccl - 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 2,834 Views 0 Comments

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