Press Releases

Human Rights Day, 10 December   The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published its report on Ireland’s record on racial discrimination and called for better protection by the Government of the rights of asylum seekers, the Traveller Community, migrant workers and their families, and victims of human trafficking. The IHRC is also calling for […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin are co-hosting a major Conference on Education & Religion: A Human Rights Perspective to explore the place of religion in Irish schools on Saturday 27 November 2010 at Trinity College Dublin. The forum promises to produce wide ranging discussion and robust […]

From The Equality Authority and Dublin City University School principals need to take action to combat homophobic bullying, a new report published by the Equality Authority finds. The report also finds that religious views on homosexuality should not be used as obstacle to addressing homophobia in schools. The findings are contained in a report of […]

The Equality Authority today welcomed a significant award in a case taken by its client Pauline Stone vs I. Moloney and Sons Ltd and the awarding of compensation in excess of 54,000 euros. ‘The case is important not only that it awards the maximum compensation allowable to Ms Stone for sexual harassment, but in addition […]

Press Release9 November 2010 IHRC calls on the Government to immediately establish a statutory inquiry into the treatment of women and girls in the "Magdalen Laundries" The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published a report calling on the Government to immediately establish a Statutory Inquiry into the treatment of women and girls in the […]

Council of Europe marks 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights 4 November 2010 marked the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights signed in Rome. The Convention has now been ratified by all members of the Council of Europe and will soon be ratified by the European Union. Its jurisprudence […]

IHRC delegation meets Inter-Departmental Gender Recognition Advisory Group on need for law reform An IHRC delegation today met with the Chair of the Inter-Departmental Gender Recognition Advisory Group, Mr Oliver Ryan, to discuss its recent submission to the Advisory Group. The IHRC delegation discussed the scope of proposed legislation on gender recognition and the steps […]

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