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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Rights

All time
# a worm in the heart
'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.
# Supreme Court
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.
# Paywall
TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make
There are many strands to the huge decision facing the championship and its six unions.
# Refunds
Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping
One of the main rights consumers have when they buy online from an EU-based retailer is to return an item and receive a refund.
Column: Why are personalised attacks on children with disabilities, like Greta Thunberg, being tolerated?
We should debate Thunberg’s ideas but comments that focus on the symptoms of her condition are out of order, writes Shane Dunphy.
# Rights
RTÉ to air Allianz League and club championship GAA games in 2019
RTÉ is extending its portfolio of hurling and football games significantly after a new broadcast deal was reached.
Opinion: 'Nobody should have to live like this - I need more care to meet my basic needs'
The HSE doesn’t recognise my disability. The lack of care hours means choosing between food and a shower, writes Corina Duyn
Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign
The CCPC said it had launched a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the RAI.
# TV Rights
New Sky and BT Sport partnership raises uncertainty for eir Sport subscribers
The broadcasters have extended an existing content cross-supply deal into Ireland.
# Pavee Point
'We can't fight racism on our own': A year and a half on from Traveller ethnicity
“When you’ve been given the message that you’re less intelligent, less sophisticated, there comes a time where you believe it.”
Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?'
Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg.
# grounded
Was your flight cancelled? Here are your rights
Over 1,000 Ryanair flights were cancelled across Europe today.
# Report
Ireland has the highest rates of some hate crimes in the EU, but no proper laws to address it
A new report identifies “serious gaps” in Ireland’s hate crime laws.
# Minority
Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.
# Big Money deal
BT Sport pay €1.36 billion to extend Champions League rights
The broadcaster has been showing Champions League games since 2015.
# exploited
Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs
Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.
# Moving Forward
After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?
This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?
'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.
Column: 'I don't have the same civil rights as other Irish women. I have a disability'
Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), writes Ann Marie Flanagan.
# burkini
France's burkini bans being fought as an "attack on fundamental rights"
The Human Rights League (LDH) is appealing a decision by a lower court in the Riviera city of Nice which upheld a ban.
# Discrimination
"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people
“We are still witnesses, and in some cases, victims of injustices,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
# Court
Kesha's sexual assault claims against producer are dismissed
The singer claimed Dr Luke violated her rights.
'Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They're a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape'
Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.
'The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough'
Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.
# Transgender Rights
Transgender woman allegedly arrested for prostitution files complaint against hotel
Meagan Taylor was arrested back in July at a hotel in Iowa
What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.
'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'
Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.
'I've lived in a house with mould, damp and sewage, until I said, no more'
Debbie Mulhall has lived in Dublin 8 all her life and says she accepted her living conditions until she was told she had rights.
'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'
Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.
# big discussion
Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
It all depends on the next parliament.
# shake it off
A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…
# Legal Battle
Couple stranded in Thailand with daughter as surrogate claims she didn't know they were gay
The couple are now facing a lengthy court battle.
Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny
A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.
The UN is reviewing Ireland's protection of rights – how will we fare?
We take a closer look at the economic, social and cultural rights situation for three Irish social groups, as they stand today.
# home exchange
What else could I get for the... €1.35 million pricetag on this Cavan mansion?
We take a look at what around €1.35 million would get you around the rest of the country.
# Referendum
Where is same-sex marriage legal?
Ireland could be joining the list this year.
# sounds similiar
Tom Petty is now getting royalties from Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
A dispute over similarities between a Petty single and Smith’s Stay With Me was settled out of court.
# Rights
Custard Creams for everyone as TV3 secure 3 more years of Champions League football
And you were worried you’d have to watch Emmerdale on a Tuesday.
# torture files
Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK
Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.