Press Releases

IHRC submits a Third Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in the case O’Keefe v Ireland which involves the extent of State liability for the abuse of a school child by a primary school teacher.

  "Today’s announcement is something we have been expecting for some time. We are firmly of the view that a stand-alone Human Rights Commission offers the most suitable prospect for human rights protection in Ireland. However, I am personally reassured by the Minister for Justice’s statement that he is committed to enhancing and strengthening the […]

The Chairperson of the Equality Authority, Angela Kerins today launched For Service, For All, an essential guide for Credit Unions in ensuring their services are accessible to people with disabilities. Speaking at the launch, Angela Kerins said “All organisations need to ensure that their services are tailored to the needs of people with disabilities. Making […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the publication of a report by the United Nations compiling the human rights concerns highlighted by the IHRC among others in advance of Ireland’s examination by the UN Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review Process on 6 October 2011. The IHRC also welcomes that many […]

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is appearing today in the High Court as amicus curiae or ‘friend of the court’ in D v Health Service Executive which challenges the constitutionality of Section 57 of the Mental Health Act 2001, as well as its compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003. The […]

Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, today, launched the Irish Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) 2010 Annual Report. At the launch, the IHRC called on the Government to further strengthen Ireland’s human rights structures and to make 14 other voluntary commitments before Ireland’s human rights record is reviewed by the United Nations this […]