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# religious-freedom - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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 9,328 Views 19 Comments

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

# religious-freedom - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'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 24,664 Views 109 Comments

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

# religious-freedom - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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 27,830 Views 155 Comments

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

# religious-freedom - Friday 22 May, 2015

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 13,152 Views 100 Comments

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

# religious-freedom - Monday 30 March, 2015

'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 15,586 Views 98 Comments

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

# religious-freedom - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"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 9,889 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# religious-freedom - Monday 14 July, 2014

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 774 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.

# religious-freedom - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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 435 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.

# religious-freedom - Monday 10 February, 2014

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 18,399 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.

# religious-freedom - Monday 26 March, 2012

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

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

Mar 26th 2012, 9:37 PM 1,501 Views 3 Comments

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