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…you have greater human rights protections in post-Agreement Northern Ireland than you do in the Irish Republic, even though the Irish Government was a signatory of the same Agreement. So says Colm O’Cinneide of UCD in this report for the northern Equality Commission and southern Equality Authority. If he’s right, then that puts the Irish Government in breach of the Agreement, doesn’t it? Expect more histrionics from Leaping Lord Laird, but how will the southern electorate regard proposals for ‘civic partnerships’?