Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has supported the findings of the Mulvey Report on measures to support the long-term economic and social regeneration of Dublin’s North East Inner City. The Commission believes that employment discrimination against people living in areas facing socio-economic challenges, should now be considered for prohibition in law […]

Commission publishes independent recommendations to assist UN Committee in assessing State’s performance on gender equality Irish Government to be asked to account for record on fulfilling women’s rights and equality for first time in over a decade. A report to assess Ireland’s performance on combatting discrimination against women has been published today (Thursday 9th February) […]

The Government’s restrictions on families of refugees in Ireland eligible for re-unification with their loved ones, and the threats facing unaccompanied migrant children, will put in the spotlight tomorrow (February 1st) by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) at an international event entitled “Ireland’s Response to the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis: […]

Ahead of Ibrahim Halawa’s next scheduled hearing date of the 13th December, a date which also marks Mr. Halawa’s birthday, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has expressed its deep continuing concern in relation to his situation and detention. Mr. Halawa has now been detained without trial in Egypt since August 2013, […]

A Council of Europe evaluation of Ireland’s action against trafficking in human beings is to be told that the State is failing to act to sufficiently protect trafficking victims in Ireland. With the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) pointing to a “deficit in the protection of, and assistance provided to victims of […]

-State Now the Last EU Member to Ratify UN Treaty for People with Disabilities – Advice to government, published today from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has warned that people with disabilities in Ireland risk being further excluded from decisions, which impact their daily lives, from employment to voting. Ireland today […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today welcomed An Taoiseach’s historic backing for the recognition of Traveller ethnicity by the State, but has warned that delays must not creep into the process. The reported statement from An Taoiseach comes just a day after the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner Nils […]

Ahead of the Dáil debate on the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has published its recommendations, warning that further action is needed to ensure that access to schools avoids discrimination. The Commission has also focused, following on from their work through to the Supreme Court […]

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