ICCL



Civil liberties group calls for new legislation and legal aid reform to tackle image-based sexual abuse

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called for new legislation and reforms to legal aid to protect women from online harassment.

Published 9 October 2019

Civil liberties group reiterates call for Government to scrap PSC roll-out

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has reiterated its call for the Government to comply with the legal directions of the Data Protection Commission (DPC) on the Public Services Card (PSC) scheme.

Published 19 September 2019

International privacy experts condemn Irish Government's handling of PSC concerns

Privacy experts from the US, India and Kenya have sharply criticised the Irish Government's handling of privacy concerns over the Public Services Card (PSC) scheme.

Published 4 September 2019

Civil liberties group calls on Ireland to ratify UN Convention on Enforced Disappearances

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on Enforced Disappearances (CED) in order to deliver justice for victims and survivors of mother and baby homes.

Published 30 August 2019

Watchdog finds no legal basis for use of Public Services Card across public services

There is no legal basis for requiring the Public Services Card (PSC) to access many public services which now require it, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has ruled.

Published 16 August 2019

Government unveils 'significant reforms' to drug possession but rejects decriminalisation

The Government has announced what it calls "significant reforms" to the possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland, introducing alternatives to prosecution for first and second offences but rejecting decriminalisation.

Published 2 August 2019

Public bodies with right to use PSC say it doesn't benefit them

A significant number of public bodies who have a right under legislation to use the controversial Public Services Card (PSC) have said it does not benefit them, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 19 July 2019

Civil liberties group calls for repeal of Censorship Acts

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called for the repeal of the Censorship of Publications Acts to "liberate the arts from the threat of censorship once and for all".

Published 30 April 2019

Plans to regulate private security enforcing court orders welcomed by civil rights group

Plans to regulate private security personnel employed to enforce court orders have been welcomed by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).

Published 10 April 2019

Coronial experts to explore case for reform at ICCL event

Leading experts on coronial systems will explore the case for major reform at an event hosted by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) next week.

Published 30 January 2019

Civil liberties group appoints Doireann Ansbro to key research and policy post

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has announced the appointment of Doireann Ansbro as senior research and policy officer.

Published 15 January 2019