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# Amnesty International Ireland

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Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.
Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government
Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.
How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?
Today the Justice Committee will examine how various groups are impacted by transparency issues within the force.
Amnesty vote NOT to cut director's €100k salary to the average industrial wage
The motion at the organisation’s annual conference this weekend was unanimously defeated.
Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.
Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.
Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't
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.
Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
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.
Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp
Amnesty International has called for a UN commission of inquiry to investigate suspected human rights violations.
Colm O'Gorman: Why we can't afford to forget about Bahrain
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.
'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.
Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.
Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society
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.
Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.
Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.
Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event
The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.
'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
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.
Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
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.
VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?
What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?
Column: We know the horrific details of clerical abuse - but do we understand why it flourished?
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.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
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
Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.