Press Releases

“Selected Issues in Irish Equality Case Law 2008-2011” will be launched by Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence at the offices of the Equality Authority, 2 Clonmel Street, Dublin on Monday 4th February at 11.30. The Equality Authority commissioned David Fennelly BL to examine key issues in the effectiveness of the…

For Immediate Release Equality Authority Endorses Anti-Bullying Programme based on the protections of Equality Legislation The Equality Authority welcomes the action plan announced today by Ministers Ruairi Quinn and Frances Fitzgerald to combat bullying in schools. Minister Quinn commented that “it’s important that we recognise that bullying behaviour sometimes stems from prejudice – from racism,…

Black Africans have the highest rate of unemployment and the lowest rate of employment; this group also reports the highest rates of discrimination both in the workplace and when looking for work. According to a report published today (Wednesday 16th January) by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Equality Authority, immigrants did…

People with a disability are substantially less likely to be active in the labour market and are more likely to experience discrimination. In 2010, working-age people with a disability were less than half as likely to be active in the labour market (36% compared to 77% of other adults) and had a considerably higher unemployment…

The IHRC has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to appear as amicus curiae or ‘friend of the court’ in Fleming v Attorney General which is expected to be heard in February 2013.

The IHRC publishes its submission to Government on Traveller ethnicity. In its submission, the IHRC recommends that the Government recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority group in the State in order to meet Ireland’s human rights obligations.  The submission builds on previous work of the IHRC including its 2004 discussion paper on the human rights…

In 2010, 12% of adults in Ireland said that they were discriminated against in the preceding two years, according to a new report published today (Friday 14 December) by the ESRI and the Equality Authority. The highest rates of reported discrimination were in recruitment (6%) and in the workplace (5%). In services, discrimination was highest…