Dáil Issues

Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

Clare questioned the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the role of the Irish State in providing support to the family of an Irish man on trial is Scotland and  his views regarding the conditions in Maghaberry Prison.

To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has been briefed on a case (details supplied), and the trial currently underway in Glasgow in Scotland; and whether Consular assistance has been offered to the family; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Features, Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

“Not having a position is effectively opposing change” say campaigners.

TFMR Ireland Press release, 04 July 2015

TFMR Ireland today (Tuesday 09th June 2015) call upon all groups and political parties interested in either repealing or retaining the 8th amendment to the Constitution to engage in honest and open debate about Fatal Foetal Abnormalities, and the impact that these conditions and the lack of a full range of medical options have on mothers and fathers.

“We fully understand that some parents when given the news that their much wanted baby will not be capable of surviving outside the womb will choose to continue with their pregnancy, and as parents who have been in this position we fully respect that choice and we fully sympathise with these families and their losses” says Gerry Edwards, a spokesperson for TFMR Ireland.
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Coroners Bill 2015


Dáil Issues, Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

The Coroners Bill 2015 will provide for automatic inquest into every maternal death in the state.

Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Police brutality in the United States is not a secret. The names of black men and black children killed by police officers are known around the world. Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and more. Black Americans are taking to social media and to the streets to protest police brutality, racism, and white privilege. The majority of Americans no longer tolerate injustice and inequality that were once accepted as a cultural norm.

But as the United States continues to struggle with racism and privilege, and mainstream media amplifies tensions between “Black America” and “White America,” Native American issues are once again forgotten.

There are more than 5 million Native Americans in the United States, and over 1 million Aboriginal people in Canada. Unfortunately, their struggles rarely make headlines, and few non-Native people are aware of the severity of their strife.
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