Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has today welcomed procedures from leading property website to manage property advertisements that have the potential to breach equality legislation. Throughout 2016 the Commission engaged in an information campaign advising the public and property suppliers of the change in the law and providing detailed information […]

Ireland’s Rights Record on Torture and Degrading Treatment Under Scrutiny 18th July – A report to assess Ireland’s performance on combatting torture and ill treatment has been published today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”). The detailed monitoring report provided to the UN, brings forward eighty recommendations for State action, ahead […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) is today to address the Oireachtas Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight as part of its strategic work to advance human rights and equality budget proofing. Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Commission Member Dr. Mary Murphy and Commission Director Laurence Bond will address the Select Committee to raise […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has raised its concerns in relation to the provision of emergency accommodation, focused particularly on the development of “family hubs” and their use. The Commission recommendations to Government, published today, come within the context of the current review of the “Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan.” The Commission […]

Focus on Human Rights and Equality Considerations The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) will today (8th July) address the Citizens’ Assembly in its function as the national human rights and equality body for Ireland, to outline human rights and equality considerations to the Citizens’ Assembly deliberations on “How we best respond to […]

Second Annual Report to the Houses of the Oireachtas Report highlights – key legal interventions by Commission; almost 1800 concerns raised by public to the Commission; public bodies warned of legal obligations; statutory role in shaping Irish legislation, direct engagement with regional and international monitoring mechanisms in the form of the Council of Europe and […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) welcomes today’s Supreme Court judgment in the case Kim Cahill v. Minister for Education and Science. The test case focused on the nature of the duties owed by the Minister for Education towards students with disabilities, and in particular the scope of the duty to make […]

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