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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today published its formal input to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission as Ireland’s National Human Rights and Equality body was invited to make its submission by the Commission on the Future of Policing in […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has responded to findings published by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) in its review of Ireland’s performance under the European Social Charter covering the years 2012 to 2015. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission as Ireland’s National Human Rights and Equality body submitted […]

It is with deep sadness that the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has learned of the death of former Justice Donal Barrington. Donal Barrington was a ground-breaking figure in the establishment of Ireland’s human rights framework. His lifelong passion for human rights and social justice shaped Ireland’s human rights environment, and his […]

Commission Provided Legal Representation in Bringing Case  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) provided legal assistance to a woman in her successful challenge of discrimination under the ‘housing assistance’ ground in the provision of accommodation. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) which heard the case, determined that she had been directly discriminated against […]

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Group The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has welcomed a settlement secured in a case of members of the Traveller community denied service in a licensed premises. The individuals involved applied jointly to the District Court for redress under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 with legal representation […]

Commission Provided Preliminary Legislative Observations The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has noted today’s publication of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, welcoming aspects of the Bill. Ahead of the Bill’s publication, the Commission submitted its preliminary legislative observations to the Department, emphaissing the […]

Commission Exercised Role as Amicus Curiae in Landmark Case  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) exercised its function as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the landmark Supreme Court case on the right of an individual living in direct provision to earn a livelihood, and is considering today’s Government proposals in response […]

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