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# rights - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks
# Referendum
# Referendum

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks

Nov 4th 2014, 7:05 PM 6,098 Views 76 Comments

A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.

# rights - Monday 27 October, 2014

Never read the T&C for any services? This will bring you up to speed
# TL:DR
# TL:DR

Never read the T&C for any services? This will bring you up to speed

Oct 27th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,766 Views 9 Comments

Since most people gloss over terms and agreements, you could probably do with a roundup instead.

# rights - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Au pairs 'used as cheap childcare' and can be underpaid, exploited
# Rights
# Rights

Au pairs 'used as cheap childcare' and can be underpaid, exploited

Oct 21st 2014, 8:42 AM 14,054 Views 42 Comments

New research says that many families in the UK feel that hosting an au pair is the only way they can meet their childcare needs.

# rights - Monday 20 October, 2014

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county

Oct 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 11,312 Views 33 Comments

The motion, which goes before Kildare County Council, has the support of Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin.

# rights - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to
# United Nations
# United Nations

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to

Sep 24th 2014, 7:26 PM 5,755 Views 1 Comment

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

# rights - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU
# Fines Sans Frontières
# Fines Sans Frontières

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU

Aug 20th 2014, 6:03 PM 16,370 Views 79 Comments

New legislation means you can get hit for fines you receive in Ireland across the EU.

# rights - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN

Aug 17th 2014, 2:51 PM 11,984 Views 207 Comments

The poll also found that 65% said they agreed that gay adoption was acceptable.

# rights - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights

Aug 1st 2014, 7:15 AM 3,968 Views 9 Comments

Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.

# rights - Monday 28 July, 2014

Together at last? Big four political parties come together over gay marriage issue
# Referendum 2015
# Referendum 2015

Together at last? Big four political parties come together over gay marriage issue

Jul 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,907 Views 81 Comments

The Cork Pride Festival will host a discussion on how to pass the gay marriage referendum next spring.

# rights - Monday 14 July, 2014

Church of England votes to allow women become bishops
# Top Ranks
# Top Ranks

Church of England votes to allow women become bishops

Jul 14th 2014, 5:58 PM 7,209 Views 56 Comments

The General Synod approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England today.

# rights - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Elton John wants to visit with Putin to talk about gay rights

Jun 29th 2014, 4:31 PM 7,904 Views 142 Comments

He said he does not know what will come of it, but he has to try.

# rights - Thursday 26 June, 2014

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available
# Adoption
# Adoption

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available

Jun 26th 2014, 12:41 PM 17,482 Views 35 Comments

However the Children’s Rights Alliance has warned that Ireland must not adopt from countries not inside The Hague recommendations.

# rights - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Hate hidden fees and extra charges? They will be a thing of the past from today
# Hidden Charges
# Hidden Charges

Hate hidden fees and extra charges? They will be a thing of the past from today

Jun 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 18,078 Views 29 Comments

New legislation that boosts consumer rights comes into effect.

# rights - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
# Injections
# Injections

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

Jun 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 37,697 Views 184 Comments

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

# rights - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer
# On The Dotted Line
# On The Dotted Line

Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer

Jun 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,623 Views 12 Comments

Have you a contract that automatically renews or has unequal obligations? Then you should read this.

# rights - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case
# Employment
# Employment

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case

May 20th 2014, 9:30 AM 23,623 Views 17 Comments

Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.

# rights - Monday 28 April, 2014

Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week
# Mandate
# Mandate

Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week

Apr 28th 2014, 10:03 AM 12,574 Views 26 Comments

Mandate launched the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign at the unions Biennial Delegate Conference in Killarney.

# rights - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Sandberg: 'If you want to do something nice for your wife, don't buy flowers, do the laundry'
# LEAN IN
# LEAN IN

Sandberg: 'If you want to do something nice for your wife, don't buy flowers, do the laundry'

Apr 17th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,939 Views 49 Comments

Sheryl Sandberg talks gender equality, women leaning in, asking for raises and not being afraid to be ambitious.

# rights - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules
# Privacy
# Privacy

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Apr 8th 2014, 10:23 AM 5,481 Views 26 Comments

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

# rights - Saturday 5 April, 2014

"We were fighting with all our passion to create a boring society" - South African Freedom Fighter
# Freedom Fighter
# Freedom Fighter

"We were fighting with all our passion to create a boring society" - South African Freedom Fighter

Apr 5th 2014, 10:15 AM 6,918 Views 9 Comments

Albie Sachs, one of the lawyers who drew up South Africa’s first democratic Constitution, sits down with TheJournal.ie for a Q&A.

# rights - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
# Silencing Dissent
# Silencing Dissent

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 34 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# rights - Saturday 8 March, 2014

International Women's Day protest takes place in Dublin
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

International Women's Day protest takes place in Dublin

Mar 8th 2014, 4:29 PM 11,317 Views 88 Comments

The protest took place outside the Central Bank this afternoon.

Make a day of International Women’s Day
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Make a day of International Women’s Day

Mar 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,045 Views 68 Comments

A protest and soapbox event is due to take place in Dublin today.

# rights - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights
# Ccven
# Ccven

Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights

Feb 23rd 2014, 2:26 PM 7,141 Views 64 Comments

The ninth and final meeting of the Constitutional Convention also voted to emphasis rights to housing, social security, and essential health care.

Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today
# Ccven
# Ccven

Here's the ballot paper the Constitutional Convention will vote on today

Feb 23rd 2014, 11:35 AM 7,000 Views 25 Comments

They will decide whether to recommend if the rights to housing, social welfare and emergency health care should be in the Constitution.

# rights - Friday 21 February, 2014

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities

Feb 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 62,343 Views 330 Comments

The INOU said participants need to be matched appropriately to suitable positions.

# rights - Friday 14 February, 2014

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games
# Norway
# Norway

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games

Feb 14th 2014, 9:12 PM 20,976 Views 99 Comments

The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.

# rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland
# Gender
# Gender

'They thought I had married myself': The experiences of transgender people in Ireland

Feb 8th 2014, 10:30 AM 16,747 Views 87 Comments

One parent of a transgender child also spoke of the difficulties faced with schools.

# rights - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

Feb 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 8,090 Views 78 Comments

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

# rights - Sunday 26 January, 2014

In 'unique event', Irish priest invites LGBT people to speak from the altar
# LGBT
# LGBT

In 'unique event', Irish priest invites LGBT people to speak from the altar

Jan 26th 2014, 10:30 AM 15,429 Views 42 Comments

Novena, directed by Anna Rodgers, is about a gay man and lesbian woman who are invited to speak at the altar of a Catholic church.

# rights - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed
# Gay Switchboard Ireland
# Gay Switchboard Ireland

Forty years later, Gay Switchboard Ireland is still needed

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:38 PM 8,446 Views 39 Comments

The phoneline, which began as Tel-A-Friend in 1974, offers support and a listening ear to members of the LGBT community.

# rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 299 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# rights - Friday 27 December, 2013

Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim
# Sex Crimes
# Sex Crimes

Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim

Dec 27th 2013, 7:45 PM 13,285 Views 28 Comments

The judge overruled an earlier decision which denied the girl permission to have a termination.

# rights - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Immigrant families will be 'torn apart this Christmas'
# Migrant Rights
# Migrant Rights

Immigrant families will be 'torn apart this Christmas'

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:00 AM 8,639 Views 76 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says that laws regarding family reunification will lead to heartache this Christmas.

# rights - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’

Nov 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 918 Views 465 Comments

Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.

# rights - Saturday 2 November, 2013

The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

The Irish Council of Churches says blasphemy reference in Constitution is 'largely obsolete'

Nov 2nd 2013, 5:45 PM 8,742 Views 54 Comments

They said the blasphemy reference has been used to justify violence and oppression against minorities in other parts of the world.

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today 'disgusting' and 'callous'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today 'disgusting' and 'callous'

Nov 2nd 2013, 5:12 PM 18,078 Views 127 Comments

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

# rights - Thursday 31 October, 2013

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'

Oct 31st 2013, 3:20 PM 3,318 Views 9 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.

# rights - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Gilmore: ‘Same-sex marriage referendum will be held before the end of the lifetime of this government’
# Labour Youth Conference
# Labour Youth Conference

Gilmore: ‘Same-sex marriage referendum will be held before the end of the lifetime of this government’

Oct 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,792 Views 221 Comments

The Tánaiste said that he hoped a referendum would be held next year, but it could be in the spring of 2015.

# rights - Monday 14 October, 2013

Immigrant Council call for clear procedures for stateless people in Europe
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Immigrant Council call for clear procedures for stateless people in Europe

Oct 14th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,093 Views 27 Comments

There are 600,000 stateless people across Europe.