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Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner (designate) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (designate) was invited to address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality today to discuss her nomination as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). The IHREC is an enhanced National Human Rights and Equality Institution […]

Niall Bradley, Kildare County Manager launches “Making Access Happen” today Thursday 23rd September at the National Library of Ireland. This is a joint publication by the Equality Authority and An Chomhairle Leabharlanna. ‘Making Access Happen’ explores practical initiatives to reasonably accommodate library users with disabilities. It is based on four pilot projects in the library […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) Designate is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sinéad Gibney as its Director. Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner Designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission said:  “I am delighted to welcome Sinéad Gibney as the Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Sinéad […]

The Equality Authority launched their detailed observations on the Gender Recognition Bill in Dublin today (Thursday August 7th 2014). The Authority which has been to the forefront of asserting transgender rights under equality legislation has produced a number of earlier reports and has made submissions to Oireachtas Committees on bringing forward progressive legislation to vindicate […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC designate) welcomes the strongly-worded Concluding Observations issued by the UN Human Rights Committee today on Ireland’s record on civil and political rights as set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Concluding Observations reflect the concerns and recommendations made by the IHREC […]

Ms Betty Purcell, Acting Chair of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate said “we warmly welcome the announcement of the appointment of Ms Emily Logan as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and we look forward to working together as a Commission for the promotion and protection of the […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC designate) welcomed the robust and thorough examination by the UN Human Rights Committee of Ireland’s record on civil and political rights as set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Many of the issues highlighted were concerns also raised by the IHREC Designate […]

11 July 2014The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission designate (IHREC Designate) today welcomed the passing of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014 by the Oireachtas. Mr David Joyce, Acting Chairperson of the IHREC (Designate) said: "The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Designate) welcomes the passing of the Irish Human Rights […]

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