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Civil liberties group launches 2020 election manifesto

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has challenged candidates in the upcoming general election to commit to eight "human rights advances".

Published 14 January 2020

Department lodges formal appeal against Public Services Card enforcement notice

The Department of Social Protection has formally appealed against the enforcement measures launched by the Data Protection Commission over the Public Services Card (PSC) scheme.

Published 7 January 2020

Use of facial recognition cameras at new children's hospital hospital 'likely unlawful'

The prospective use of CCTV cameras with facial recognition technology at the new children's hospital in Dublin is "likely unlawful", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 10 December 2019

Civil liberties group hits out at 'illegal' use of PSC in childcare scheme

The requirement to hold a Public Services Card (PSC) in order to apply for the National Childcare Scheme is illegal, highly discriminatory and will violate the privacy rights of people living in poverty, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned.

Published 20 November 2019

New legislation required to prevent repeat of Dara Quigley case, Oireachtas hears

New legislation is required to ensure that the case of journalist Dara Quigley, who took her life after CCTV footage of her without clothing was shared online, is never repeated, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

Published 23 October 2019

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