26 July 2020 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today published a report on our work and finances in 2019. ICCL specifically focused on grassroots activism during 2019, conducting a National Consultation with protesters, as well as supporting the arts through a campaign against censorship. Much of the work undertaken in 2019 has […]
Our health, and our right to a decent standard of healthcare, has never been more important. But good healthcare is always our right, and everyone has the right to equal healthcare without discrimination – not healthcare on the basis of wealth, class, gender, immigration status or race. We can all expect fairness, respect, equality, dignity […]
Dublin, 29 December 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ The director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Liam Herrick, has said that a note written by a Department of Justice official in 1980 reflects the culture of suspicion and lack of accountability within the department at the time. The briefing note in question (recently made public […]
10 December 2019 The Board and staff of ICCL are deeply saddened to hear of the death today of Paul Anthony McDermott SC. Paul was a brilliant lawyer, writer and teacher who made an immense contribution to Irish criminal law in particular. Our thoughts are with Paul’s mother, his brother James, his wife Annik, and […]
ICCL is extremely concerned that FRT may be used on children at the New Children’s Hospital. We work really hard every day to protect privacy. Because our privacy is our freedom to think, speak and act as we wish. And that freedom is fragile. Sign up for updates on our work defending freedom.
9 December 2019 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said it extremely concerned about growing and unnecessary use of Facial Recognition Technology in Irish society. The statement comes on the back of news that the New Children’s Hospital may employ Hikvision CCTV cameras with end-to-end facial recognition technology. ICCL’s privacy rights expert, Elizabeth […]
6 December 2019 It’s now a year since Simon Harris promised he would bring forward legislation to guarantee safe, private and dignified access to abortion services. One year later, we’re still waiting. Will you email your TD, asking them to keep the pressure on?
Dublin, 28 November 2019 On 2 and 3 December, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will examine Ireland. Ireland has signed up to the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and so it must periodically submit a report to the Committee and answer the Committee’s subsequent questions. You can watch […]
ICCL writes to the UN expressing concern about rights of Lisa Smith and daughter
20 November 2019 The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has today hit out at the National Childcare Scheme Public Services Card requirement saying that, not only is this requirement illegal, but it is highly discriminatory and will violate the privacy rights of those living in poverty. In order to apply for the National Childcare […]