The publication of a highly critical report regarding the refusal by a Munster post-primary principal (identified only as School A) to admit a young mother by the Ombudsman for Children and Young People conveys both acutely negative and positive messages.
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Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome back Siobhan Cummiskey as a guest contributor. Siobhan has previously published on the blog here and she is the managing solicitor of the Irish Traveller Movement Independent Law Centre. You can find out more about Siobhan on the Guest Contributors page. “Being transferred to a special needs class on my(…)
As discussion around the forthcoming budget intensifies, a report on current budget allocations bodes poorly for the state’s adherence to its budget-related human rights obligations. Yesterday, RTE reported that the Department of Education has failed to spend almost half of the budget granted to it for buildings. With two months to go to the end(…)
On 23 March 2010, Mary White TD was appointed as Minister of State for Integration, Equality and Human Rights at the Department of Community and Gaeltacht Affairs. She controls a budget of 5.35 million euro. On March 27, she made this brief speech, setting out her aims for the new post. In that speech she said: We are all aware(…)