Ireland abortion ban subjected woman to suffering and discrimination – UN experts

A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected...

Department of Foreign Affairs launches National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched its National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020 which promises to “promote responsible business practices at home and overseas...

Supreme Court: Equality Tribunal has jurisdiction to investigate historical evidence in discrimination case brought...

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by County Louth Vocational Education Committee regarding proceedings before the Equality Tribunal concerning an allegation of discrimination on grounds of gender and...

Woman entitled to damages over eviction by council

Supreme Court rules Ann Moore thrown out of home in a ‘fundamentally defective’ manner A woman is entited to damages over her unlawful eviction from her local authority...

List of new senior counsel includes 20 men and three women

The latest list of barristers approved for admission to the inner bar features 20 men and three women. Up until now, an advisory committee consisting of the Chief...

Court of Appeal: Circuit Court had no jurisdiction in possession proceedings

The Court of Appeal has found that the Circuit Court does not have jurisdiction in possession proceedings not otherwise falling within the exceptions created by the Land...

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the...

High Court finds against woman with disability seeking more appropriate housing

The High Court has found against a young woman with physical and mental disabilities in her appeal to be rehoused. The applicant, Elizabeth Mulhare, suffers from cerebral palsy...