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Historic Day as Government Publish Wording for Referendum on Marriage Equality

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  • January 21, 2015
Joint Press Release by Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Marriage Equality Wednesday 21 January 2015 Speaking jointly today (Wednesday 21 January 2015), the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), ...

Advocacy and rights groups criticise government’s Magdalene Bill as unacceptable, unfair and full of broken promises to survivors.

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  • January 19, 2015
Advocacy and rights groups join in criticising government’s Magdalene Bill as unacceptable, unfair and full of broken promises to survivors.   Press release, Monday 19 January 2015 - EMBARGOED UNTIL 2PM MONDAY 19 JANUARY Justice for Magdalenes Res...

We are the 80% says ICCL, welcoming pre-campaign equality poll

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  • January 14, 2015
ICCL Press Release Wednesday 14 January 2015 Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, has welcomed the results of today’s (Wednesday 14 January) Red C poll, which estimates pre-referendum campaign public support fo...

ICCL welcomes Mother and Baby homes inquiry; calls for justice for Magdalene and Symphysiotomy survivors

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  • January 9, 2015
ICCL Press ReleaseFriday 9 January 2015Ireland's rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has congratulated the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, on the establishment of comprehensive terms of reference...

Rights Watchdog Regrets “Parochial Focus” of Garda Whistleblower Investigation

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  • December 19, 2014
ICCL Press release 19 December 2014 Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has expressed disquiet at the “parochial focus” of the Government’s proposed Commission of Investigation into serious...

Cavan Youthreach Winner Shines New Light on Homelessness

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  • December 12, 2014

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Pictured L-R: Third Place Prizewinner Nikita Turner, Ballymun Youthreach; Second Place Prizewinner Darren Sherlock, Parnell Sq Youthreach Transition Centre, and First Place Prizewinner Jamie Mullarkey of Cavan Youthreach

A new light was shone on the homelessness crisis today (Friday 12 December 2014) at a ceremony in Dublin, where Cavan Youthreach’s Jamie Mullarkey was awarded first prize in the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Youthreach Human Rights Competition, for his uniquely creative lightbox installation entitled ‘Have you ever felt invisible before’.

The installation – a mixed media piece combining Perspex, wood, photography and lighting - is “designed to encourage the public to consider the invisibility and anonymity of life on the streets for those experiencing homelessness”, explained Jamie at today’s ceremony

Read more HERE.

Cavan Youthreach Shines New Light on Homelessness in Human Rights Competition Win

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  • December 12, 2014
Pictured L-R: Third Place Prizewinner Nikita Turner, Ballymun Youthreach; Second Place Prizewinner Darren Sherlock, Parnell Sq Youthreach Transition Centre, and First Place Prizewinner Jamie Mullarkey of Cavan Youthreach ICCL Press Release 12.12.14...

Updated Press release: Varadkar’s symphysiotomy waiver “shields perpetrators” say advocates

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  • December 9, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties Press Release - for immediate release Tuesday 9 December 2014 Proposals by Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD that require symphysiotomy survivors to waive their human rights have been strongly criticised by the Irish C...

PRESS CONFERENCE MEDIA ADVISORY: Rights groups call for fundamental changes to Government Symphysiotomy 
Payment Scheme as vital hospital records emerge

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  • December 8, 2014
Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Amnesty International Ireland join
forces with Survivors of Symphysiotomy to strongly criticise the terms and 
conditions of the Government's Payment Scheme. MEDIA ADVISORY For Irish Council for Civil Liberti...

Varadkar’s symphysiotomy waiver “shields perpetrators” say advocates

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  • December 2, 2014
Joint Irish Council for Civil Liberties/ Survivors of Symphysiotomy Press Release Tuesday 2 December 2014 Proposals by Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD that require symphysiotomy survivors to waive their human rights have been strongly criticised by n...
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