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Asylum seekers may now open Bank Accounts with Bank of Ireland due to policy change.

Posted in News on 13th April 2021

A welcomed decision has been made by Bank of Ireland, that Asylum seekers may now open their own bank accounts. This decision was made in light of an intervention by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission requested an equality review, a...

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A new government task force has been set up to address mental health and addiction services for prisoners, during and after their detention.

Posted in News on 13th April 2021

A new government task force has been set up to address mental health and addiction services for prisoners, during and after their detention. The taskforce will include representatives from a cross-section of government agencies, which include health and justice, in addition to contributions from NGOs and prisoner rights advocacy...

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Two cases were brought to the High Court as two passengers flying in from Israel, believed they were being held unlawfully in mandatory hotel quarantining

Posted in News on 12th April 2021

Two cases were brought to the High Court as two passengers flying in from Israel, believed they were being held unlawfully in mandatory hotel quarantining. Israel has recently been removed from the list of countries which require mandatory quarantining on arrival to the State as a vast amount of...

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Bill to be introduced by the Minister for Justice so that children born in Ireland can receive citizenship sooner

Posted in News on 9th April 2021

Children born in Ireland, who do not have Irish parents will be able to access Irish citizenship sooner under incoming proposals by the Government. This new legislation will be introduced in the form of a bill, as a result of discussions between Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Labour Senator...

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Supreme Court outlines important test case for complaints to the WRC and finds in favour of person dismissed from job

Posted in News on 9th April 2021

The court held that some provisions of the 2015 Workplace Relations Act are repugnant to the constitution. The Supreme Court found that placing an complete ban on employment disputes being heard in public is unconstitutional. The court ruled on an appeal brought by a Polish man who brought a...

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