Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the recent settlement of the appeal to the Circuit Court by the Department of Social Protection (‘the Department’) of the decision of the Equality Tribunal in the case of Noreen McQuaid v. Department of Social Protection. The IHREC provided legal representation to Ms McQuaid in respect…

Commission independently reports to UN Committee on State’s performance in progressing human rights The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today formally launched its submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Chief Commissioner Emily Logan said the Commission’s first report as an independent legal entity would assist the UN Committee in…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today said the High Court decision concerning a request for the extradition of an Irish Citizen to the United States has clarified the relevance of constitutional rights to issues such as solitary confinement. The High Court refused the request for extradition on the basis that there is a…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has led a project for the past number of years to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs in Sierra Leone and Malawai in their remit to protect and promote human rights. This project is supported by Irish Aid and encourages exchange of good practices and joint initiatives that support…

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself! is a CSPE student art project developed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to give voice to young people’s concerns on issues of human rights and equality. Earlier this year we invited students across the county to participate in the project by creating images and words that illustrate a human rights…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (The Commission) today welcomed the decision of the High Court in the judicial review proceedings entitled McDonnell v. The Governor of Wheatfield Prison which held that the Applicant’s constitutional rights were breached as a result of being on 23 hour lock-up since February 2014. The Commission appeared as amicus…