Press Releases

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission stated today: “Research recently published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has shown that Travellers are almost ten times more likely to deal with instances of discrimination then the general population, and twenty-two times more likely to face discrimination when availing […]

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from the High Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a case centred on human trafficking and other severe forms of labour exploitation on the Irish fishing fleet. The case centres […]

Commission Granted Right to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations in the workplace. The case […]

New IHREC/ESRI Research Shows People with Disabilities Much More Likely to Experience Discrimination The State must be held to account on its approach to the rights of persons with disabilities, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has stated today. The Commission made the call as it launches a nation-wide campaign for people […]

 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has called on Oireachtas Members to ensure that legislation governing access to abortion in Ireland does not create barriers to safe, timely and equal access to medical care for women and girls. The Commission has submitted its legislative observations to the Minister of Health and all […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has warned that victims of historic child sexual abuse in schools, many of whom should be considered as vulnerable, are still being forced through the Courts to secure their rights, due to the State’s narrow interpretation of the 2014 European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has called on Oireachtas Members in their discussions on Article 41.2 of the Constitution to consider deeply the need to recognise the contribution of all in the home. The Commission submitted its legislative observations to Oireachtas Members ahead of the summer recess and has today restated […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today (Thursday) been granted liberty by the Court of Appeal to appear as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in two cases involving family reunification for naturalised refugees. The two cases raise significant human rights issues. In both, the Minister for Justice and Equality refused applications […]