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# amnesty-international-ireland - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,212 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Friday 4 March, 2016

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
# Choice
# Choice

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government

Mar 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,570 Views 255 Comments

Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?

May 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,271 Views 49 Comments

Today the Justice Committee will examine how various groups are impacted by transparency issues within the force.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage
# Charity
# Charity

Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage

Apr 12th 2014, 6:55 PM 30,587 Views 144 Comments

The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade
# Illegal Weapons
# Illegal Weapons

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,978 Views 52 Comments

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
# Post-Gaddafi
# Post-Gaddafi

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,378 Views 19 Comments

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't
# LGBT
# LGBT

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,038 Views 48 Comments

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
# Executions
# Executions

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

Apr 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,261 Views 21 Comments

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp
# North Korea
# North Korea

Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp

Mar 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,594 Views 32 Comments

Amnesty International has called for a UN commission of inquiry to investigate suspected human rights violations.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Colm O'Gorman: Why we can't afford to forget about Bahrain
# Column
# Column

Colm O'Gorman: Why we can't afford to forget about Bahrain

Feb 14th 2013, 1:00 PM 34 Views 11 Comments

It is the second anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain but prisoners of conscience are still behind bars, writes the head of Amnesty International Ireland.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
# Laundries
# Laundries

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,362 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

Dec 13th 2012, 3:22 PM 12,678 Views 60 Comments

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

Nov 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 107 Views 71 Comments

The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Oct 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,341 Views 99 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

Jun 19th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,304 Views 4 Comments

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Monday 18 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event
# Welcome
# Welcome

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

Jun 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,114 Views 18 Comments

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

May 2nd 2012, 6:03 PM 1,295 Views 9 Comments

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 62 Views 51 Comments

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?
# Health
# Health

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:45 PM 2,466 Views 13 Comments

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

# amnesty-international-ireland - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Column: We know the horrific details of clerical abuse - but do we understand why it flourished?
# Column
# Column

Column: We know the horrific details of clerical abuse - but do we understand why it flourished?

Sep 27th 2011, 2:19 PM 121 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland director Colm O’Gorman explains the responsibility we all have to create a society where abuse can’t exist on an industrial scale, as detailed in the ‘In Plain Sight’ report.

# amnesty-international-ireland - Saturday 28 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 28th 2011, 7:40 PM 902 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Bruton rules out presidential bid; the other Bruton comes under fire; Kenny gives Obama some Irish tips; Amnesty turns 50; and Manchester United players try their hand at acting…

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon

May 28th 2011, 2:08 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.