Press Releases

Black Africans have the highest rate of unemployment and the lowest rate of employment; this group also reports the highest rates of discrimination both in the workplace and when looking for work. According to a report published today (Wednesday 16th January) by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Equality Authority, immigrants did […]

People with a disability are substantially less likely to be active in the labour market and are more likely to experience discrimination. In 2010, working-age people with a disability were less than half as likely to be active in the labour market (36% compared to 77% of other adults) and had a considerably higher unemployment […]

The IHRC has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to appear as amicus curiae or ‘friend of the court’ in Fleming v Attorney General which is expected to be heard in February 2013.

The IHRC publishes its submission to Government on Traveller ethnicity. In its submission, the IHRC recommends that the Government recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority group in the State in order to meet Ireland’s human rights obligations.  The submission builds on previous work of the IHRC including its 2004 discussion paper on the human rights […]

In 2010, 12% of adults in Ireland said that they were discriminated against in the preceding two years, according to a new report published today (Friday 14 December) by the ESRI and the Equality Authority. The highest rates of reported discrimination were in recruitment (6%) and in the workplace (5%). In services, discrimination was highest […]

IHRC welcomes Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council. The IHRC has welcomed the election yesterday in the UN General Assembly of Ireland with 18 other States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations key forum for tackling entrenched human rights concerns around the world. The IHRC stated that its election would allow […]

The IHRC was today granted leave by the President of the High Court, to intervene as amicus curiae in the proceedings entitled Fleming v Ireland and the Attorney General. The Plaintiff in the proceedings is seeking to challenge the constitutionality of a provision of the criminal law, which makes it an offence to "aid, abet […]

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