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#Civil Liberties

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# civil-liberties - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Lynn Ruane: I'm tabling a bill to support the voices of community and advocacy groups

We need a vibrant and active civil society. Otherwise politicians and big business will call all the shots, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

# civil-liberties - Friday 26 December, 2014

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

# civil-liberties - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Open letter to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste: Fight Egypt's jailing of journalists

Irish journalists, academics, union leaders and lawyers urge Irish government to press for freedom of journalists in Cairo.

# civil-liberties - Friday 7 March, 2014

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should suspects in garda custody get more legal protection?

A Supreme Court ruling suggests clarification is needed, what do you think?

# civil-liberties - Friday 14 June, 2013

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights

A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.

# civil-liberties - Saturday 18 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Simon Harris My Favourite Speech This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Simon Harris

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, one of the youngest members of the Dáil, Simon Harris, picks a speech by Bobby Kennedy.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?

Should a law similar to the so-called Sarah’s Law in the UK be introduced in Ireland?

# civil-liberties - Sunday 11 March, 2012

12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password

The US pupil says she was forced to reveal her personal profile information after posting comments about staff members.

# civil-liberties - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Police in New South Wales granted new powers to remove face veils

Police in Australia’s most populous state will now be permitted to demand that a woman remove her face covering when investigating minor offences.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Anti-Apartheid leader Kader Asmal dies aged 76

The founder of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, and later a government minister, dies in South Africa.

# civil-liberties - Monday 13 June, 2011

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers FBI

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers

The FBI is due to release a new edition of its manual that will endow agents with new powers to monitor people who have caught their attention – including rummaging through their rubbish and putting surveillance teams on targets.

# civil-liberties - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Last-minute rubberstamping of Public Service Cards scheme "a costly political stunt"

Irish civil rights group criticises Eamon O Cuiv issuing of ‘ID cards’ on last day in office.