Press Releases

Information to assist bereaved families involved with the Inquest process has been published today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission). The new Information Note on the Rights of Families at Inquest gives families a road-map of the existing law, standards and procedures that apply at inquests with a particular focus on…

Tenants Cannot Sometimes Even Discover Landlords Address to File Discrimination Complaint Tenants are often unable to make discrimination complaints about their landlords within the necessary 2 month timeframe because they cannot find out their landlord’s address, new research published today has shown. This is one of several barriers facing tenants and prospective tenants where they…

New IHREC eLearning Module Now Available on Equality and Human Rights The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today launched a new online learning module to support public servants’ understanding of the human rights and equality obligations of their work. The new e-Learning module was formally launched at an event today by the Minister…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has noted with concern the Council of Europe findings that the State continues to be in breach of its human rights obligations under the Revised European Social Charter to provide appropriate accommodation to Travellers and to social housing tenants in Ireland. The Revised European Social Charter…

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has published its report to the UN on how Ireland is meeting its human rights obligations around tackling racist hate speech, racist hate crime, and the need to extend access to Legal aid for people facing discrimination….

Ireland’s Human Trafficking Rapporteur Tells EU of Continuing Failings in Accommodation Ireland’s National Rapporteur on the Trafficking of Human Beings, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has reported to the EU’s anti-trafficking coordinator, that while welcome progress has been made in the State’s effort to fight exploitation and support victims of human…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) at its plenary meeting of 10 March has set out the need for a sustained focus on the human rights and equality impacts of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The Commission is proud as Ireland’s national human rights institution and national equality body to see the solidarity…