Press Releases

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 […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC Designate) today published its submission to Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on the proposed Commission of Investigation to inquire into Mother and Baby Homes. The IHREC Designate is calling for a Commission of Investigation that meets Ireland’s human rights obligations and […]

IHREC designate: statutory inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes timely and appropriate 10 June 2014 Press Release The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Designate) (IHREC) considers that a statutory inquiry into revelations concerning the operation of Mother and Baby Homes is both timely and appropriate.  Speaking on the issue, IHREC Acting Chairperson Betty Purcell […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate (IHREC Designate), today, published its submission to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Justice calling for the establishment of an independent Policing Authority that ensures public confidence and trust in An Garda Síochána and minimises political influence in its operations. Betty Purcell, Acting Chair of the IHREC Designate stated […]

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