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From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland' No Plans

Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'

Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.

From TheJournal.ie 'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access Religious Freedom

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public Niqab

Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public

The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of) Netherlands

Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)

“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again' Religious Freedom

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

From TheJournal.ie "Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate Section 37

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight Your Rights

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy' Religious Freedom

Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'

“Whether it’s a balaclava or a burqa, we don’t go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity,” the Cork councillor said today.

From TheJournal.ie Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit Cuba

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.