Press Releases

Because we’re all human. Means we’re all equal. features 11 people from different backgrounds exploring racism in Ireland The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today launched a significant national awareness campaign “Because we’re all human. Means we’re all equal.” challenging individual and societal attitudes that lead to people from different ethnic…

Defence Forces Failure to Update Discrimination Guidance ‘Beggars Belief” Says WRC  A Captain in the Air Corps working at Baldonnell Aerodrome, who suffered discrimination related to her gender, has been awarded the maximum possible compensation in a ruling published today. Yvonne O’Rourke was represented legally by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission who have…

Commission’s Amicus Curiae Legal Submissions Published Following Hearing The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has published written legal submissions made to the Supreme Court in exercise of its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function. The Commission appeared before the Court in the case of In the Matter of JJ, which concerned medical…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has written to An Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD to support continued efforts to secure a public inquiry which meets international human rights standards, into the murder of Pat Finucane. The Commission has welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment to the Finucane family that work will continue to ensure a…

64% of People Consider Ireland Needs a Right to Housing in Our Constitution 79% of People Consider Discrimination Related to your Background Should be Made Illegal People in Ireland overwhelmingly (95%) believe that human rights are important for creating a fairer society in Ireland, according to a new national Amárach poll published today by the…

Commission provided legal representation to man in bringing his case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed a ruling issued today from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in favour of a man who challenged a letting agency for the discrimination he faced as a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). The Commission…

Commission Recommends Change in Equality Law to Tackle Convictions Discrimination    A more inclusive spent convictions scheme with increased sentence thresholds and a review mechanism for more serious offences, would significantly aid offenders rehabilitation and reintegration into society, The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has stated today. The Commission has today published…