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Campaign Groups calling for repeal of ‘1871 Lunacy Act’ to present petition to Oireachtas Human Rights Sub-Committee

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  • March 31, 2015
Campaign Groups calling for repeal of ‘1871 Lunacy Act’ to present petition to Oireachtas Human Rights Sub-Committee MEDIA ADVISORY/ PHOTOCALL NOTICE: WHERE & WHEN: 2.05 pm sharp, 1 April 2015 At the gates of Leinster House, Kildare Street,...

ICCL welcomes new Parliamentary Rights and Equality Body

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  • March 25, 2015
Press release, for immediate release Wednesday, 25 March 2015 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has welcomed the establishment of a new Parliamentary mechanism to assist in the promotion and protection of human rights. Established just day...

Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality Formally Launches

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  • March 10, 2015

YE photocall

Yes Equality supporters pose for press photographers in advance of the launch on Monday 9 March of the campaign at the Rotunda's Pillar Room in Dublin. Photo: ICCL.

Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality, a new independent nationwide civil society group was launched yesterday 9 March 2015 at the Rotunda Pillar Room. The group has been formed to coordinate and lead the campaign to win the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd.

Hosted by Charlie Bird, the launch was attended by numerous well known leaders from civil society, and a large representation from social justice organisations, civil society groups, political and faith-based groups, from across Ireland.

The Yes Equality campaign was established by GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL, which have been working for equality for LGBT people for many years. The three organisations have been working together since successfully encouraging the Convention on the Constitution to propose a marriage equality referendum.

The Yes Equality campaign has volunteers and supporters all across the country who have organised into local Yes Equality groups to coordinate the campaign at grassroots level.

Yes Equality is also supported by a wide range of civil society organisations such as trades unions, women’s groups, all political parties, and youth and student organisations. A range of faith based and professional groups including teachers, doctors, psychologists, academics and lawyers, and a diverse range of individuals from all across Irish society – from all age groups. backgrounds, political traditions and religions, are all campaigning hard for a Yes vote.

The campaign has offices in Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 and is registered as company limited by guarantee. LGBT Equality Ltd/Yes Equality is registered as a Third Party with the Standards in Public Office Commission in accordance with the Electoral Acts. All funds raised are compliant with SIPOC Third Party rules.

For more details see the campaign website:

www.yesequality.ie

info@yesequality.ie

tel: (01) 7030412

 

Rights groups welcome Commission's Policy Statement on access to civil marriage

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  • February 12, 2015
Joint statement by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Marriage Equality and the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) 12 February 2015 "The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Marriage Equality and the Gay and Lesbian Equality Netw...

ICCL calls on Government to release AG's "legal advice" on foetal abnormality legislation

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  • February 10, 2015
ICCL calls on Government to release AG's "legal advice" on foetal abnormality legislation "Legal privilege should be waived", Council says ICCL Press release, 10 February 2015 Ireland's independent human rights watchdog the Irish Council for Civil ...

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...
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