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#Colm O'Gorman

# colm-ogorman - Monday 10 December, 2018

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 26 August, 2018

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place

Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman

O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 4 February, 2018

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.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Is the UK taking a step back from human rights protections?

Theresa May is talking about ‘ripping up’ human rights laws – so how important is it that she doesn’t?

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 18 March, 2016

Amnesty calls EU migrant deal 'flawed, illegal and immoral'

Under the deal, all new irregular migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey.

# colm-ogorman - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971

“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Tears warning! There's a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin Equality

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 17 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality Marriage Equality

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality

#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Halawa letter criticising Government 'shows the real hurt this kid is going through'

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Amnesty hold Dublin protest over US arms transfer to Israel

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 12 April, 2014

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.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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

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

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 17 February, 2014

People want Constitution to protect additional human rights

Seventy one percent of people questioned by Amnesty International believe we should be able to hold the Government to account for human rights failures, including taking it to court.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

O'Brien accepts RTÉ apology, but says broadcaster 'let its standards slip'

Meanwhile, Colm O’Gorman has said he was “stunned” by how the situation had developed.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 20 June, 2013

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.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’

Unless rape, incest, risk to a woman’s health and fatal foetal abnormality are included in Ireland’s abortion law, Amnesty International’s 2013 report notes Ireland is off base.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 3 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

# colm-ogorman - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'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.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 12 November, 2012

Ireland elected to UN Human Rights Council for first time

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International said that this gives the Irish Government an opportunity to play a greater role in tackling some of the major human rights issues in the world today.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

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.

# colm-ogorman - Saturday 11 August, 2012

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.

# colm-ogorman - Friday 27 July, 2012

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

# colm-ogorman - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

# colm-ogorman - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Constitutional convention warned to examine '21st century challenges'

A number of groups have written to the Taoiseach to say that the changes to the Constitution should include rights such as access to housing and healthcare.

# colm-ogorman - Monday 18 June, 2012

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.

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