Press Releases

Significant legal interventions across direct provision, disability rights and housing. 1,711 concerns raised by public to the Commission – disability discrimination remains the highest area of contact seeing almost a third of all equality related concerns. Housing set as a key focus over the next three years in line with new strategy 2019-2021 and key…

On World Refugee Day the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has restated the need for changes to Ireland’s International Protection Act 2015 to support the reunification of families of refugees in Ireland. The Commission has consistently criticised the narrowing of access to family reunification for people granted international protection under changes to…

 Legal Representation Provided by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed the settlement in the case of a woman who was refused a dental service on disclosing her HIV status. The Commission provided legal advice and representation to the woman in bringing her…

The Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has met at Stormont today. Established under the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement to consider human rights issues in the island of Ireland, the Joint Committee has commissioned several pieces of research – the most recent of which…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Man in His Case Against Sky Handling Partner Ltd. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed the decision by the Workplace Relations Commission (“the WRC”) in the case of a man  who successfully challenged his dismissal from employment with Sky Handling Partner Ltd because he…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has this week appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case that explores whether the procedures under which someone can be confined to a hospital or nursing home, and made a ward of court are…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Man with Brain Tumour asked to leave a pub for appearing unsteady on his feet The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has welcomed the settlement secured in a case of a pub customer with a brain tumour who was asked to leave a pub where he had…