Press Releases

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…

The IHRC today made a submission to the Inter-Departmental Gender Recognition Advisory Group on the measures the State should take to strengthen, protect and uphold the rights of transgender persons under Irish law, as part of the Group’s consultation process on law reform in the area.   The IHRC’s analysis of the scope of the…

www.ihrc.ie/training   Press Release29 September 2010 Delivering Human Rights based Public Policy and ServicesIHRC launches Human Rights Guide for the Civil and Public Service The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published a Human Rights Guide for the Civil and Public Service to support the Civil and Public Service in developing human rights based legislation,…