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Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'
# No Plans
# No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Aug 5th 2018, 10:15 AM 9,652 Views 19 Comments

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access
# Religious Freedom
# Religious Freedom

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

Oct 7th 2017, 12:15 PM 24,684 Views 109 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public
# Niqab
# Niqab

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public

Jul 12th 2017, 8:39 AM 27,884 Views 155 Comments

The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.

Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)

May 22nd 2015, 11:11 PM 13,172 Views 100 Comments

“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'
# Religious Freedom
# Religious Freedom

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'

Mar 30th 2015, 10:37 AM 15,612 Views 98 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
# Section 37
# Section 37

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,911 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight
# Your Rights
# Your Rights

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

Jul 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 824 Views 24 Comments

While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
# Column
# Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 464 Views 130 Comments

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'
# Religious Freedom
# Religious Freedom

Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'

Feb 10th 2014, 7:50 PM 18,461 Views 254 Comments

“Whether it’s a balaclava or a burqa, we don’t go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity,” the Cork councillor said today.

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
# Cuba
# Cuba

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

Mar 26th 2012, 9:37 PM 1,517 Views 3 Comments

The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.