Press Releases

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,…

McFarlane v. Ireland (Application no. 31333/06) Judgment, 10 September 2010 Reasonable time requirement and the right to a remedy The Applicant was charged with criminal offences and brought an application to the European Court arguing that the delay (between 10 and 22 years depending on the account) of the Irish authorities in bringing criminal proceedings…

The Equality Authority has today (Monday, July 19th) welcomed the signing by President Mary McAleese of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.  Angela Kerins, Chairperson of the Equality Authority, commented: “On behalf of the Equality Authority, I warmly welcome the signing into law of the new legislation to introduce…

2009 was challenging year but key targets met or exceeded Vital services to the public maintained – significant numbers of cases dealt with, and queries responded to, over course of year Monday, July 12th – The Equality Authority has today launched its Annual Report 2009 which has set out a detailed report on the activities…

Minister of State Mary White Launches New Irish Human Rights Commission Website   Minister of State Mary White today launched the Irish Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) new website during a visit to the IHRC’s offices in Jervis Street, Dublin. Dr Maurice Manning, President of the IHRC said, "We are delighted to launch the new Irish…

  IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 June 2010 The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today welcomed the decision by the Government to withdraw its appeal to the Supreme Court in the proceedings Foy v An t-Ard Chláraitheoir, Ireland and the Attorney General concerning the recognition of transgender persons. In February 2008 the High Court had formally issued…

License to discriminate would set dangerous precedent that could impact on rights and freedoms enjoyed by all of us Thursday, June 17th – The Equality Authority has today said that allowing public servants to put personal religious beliefs before the requirements of civil law would set a dangerous precedent that could impact very seriously on…