In 2001, Amnesty International’s global membership voted to remove the prohibition on national sections engaging in domestic research and advocacy. Since then, Amnesty International Ireland has been monitoring and lobbying the Irish Government, including in the following areas.
The healthcare system in Ireland is extremely unequal. Many people living in poverty cannot access medical cards. Those who rely on the public system wait longer for care. This is unacceptable. Take action to demand equal access to healthcare in Ireland.
We are campaigning for the realisation of the right of everyone in Ireland to the highest attainable standards of mental health.
The Constitutional Convention could give the people of Ireland the opportunity to make landmark changes to Bunreacht na hEireann, drafted in 1937. ‘Open it Up!’. Let the people decide on what changes should be made to their Constitution.
IN PLAIN SIGHT
In light of the Ryan, Ferns, Murphy (Dublin) and Cloyne Reports, which detailed the abuse of children, Amnesty International Ireland commissioned its own research to investigate why it happened.