Press Releases

Service, Policy and Legislative Reform Essential The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published its Enquiry Report into the situation of a group of adults with a severe to profound intellectual disability in the John Paul Centre, Galway. The enquiry found that there were serious gaps in the provision of services to residents or people […]

IHRC calls for Stronger Human Rights Safeguards in DNA Database Legislation The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published its observations on the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010. The IHRC calls for stronger human rights protection for people who will be affected by its provisions. The aim of the Bill […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today recommended to Government to introduce Mental Capacity legislation and review the Mental Health Act 2001 (2001 Act) to ensure the rights of Incapacitated Persons and Wards of Court are protected. These measures should now be taken to strengthen, protect and uphold the human rights of Incapacitated Persons and […]

3rd December, International Day of People with Disabilities The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC), today, reiterates its call on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities without further delay. The IHRC is making this call on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December. The aim of […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the forthcoming Oireachtas debate on the Civil Partnership Bill 2009. The IHRC highlighted the issues raised by the proposed legislation in its Discussion Document on the Scheme of the Bill, which it published in December 2008. The IHRC examined the Scheme of the Bill following a referral […]

The Equality Authority today welcomed two significant gender equality decisions from the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court. ‘Gender discrimination particularly in the area of pregnancy, continues to be a source of concern to us after thirty two years of gender protection equality legislation’ said Renee Dempsey, CEO of the Equality Authority. ‘It is important […]

The Equality Authority has not seen the ERA Report released to the media this morning. The Equality Authority rejects the allegation in the press release that it did not cooperate with the study. However, the reference in the press release to casework is erroneous and misleading. Approx 10% of all files termed casefiles in the […]

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