Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today wrote to the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald T.D. expressing concern at the recent Government announcement of the Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. Addressing the Commission’s concerns, Chief Commissioner Emily Logan said: “The Commission wrote in detail to the Government on 1 October last recommending that […]

Today marks the establishment in law of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, an independent statutory body which I have been honoured to be appointed to, following an open and competitive process, a process cited by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. The new body brings together the Irish Human Rights […]

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 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 […]

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