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64% of People Consider Ireland Needs a Right to Housing in Our Constitution 79% of People Consider Discrimination Related to your Background Should be Made Illegal People in Ireland overwhelmingly (95%) believe that human rights are important for creating a fairer society in Ireland, according to a new national Amárach poll published today by the…

Commission provided legal representation to man in bringing his case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed a ruling issued today from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in favour of a man who challenged a letting agency for the discrimination he faced as a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). The Commission…

Commission Recommends Change in Equality Law to Tackle Convictions Discrimination    A more inclusive spent convictions scheme with increased sentence thresholds and a review mechanism for more serious offences, would significantly aid offenders rehabilitation and reintegration into society, The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has stated today. The Commission has today published…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Two Men in 15 Year Legal Battle to Successfully Challenge Age Discrimination The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has welcomed important rulings published today confirming that age restrictions enforced to stop those aged 35 and over from joining the Garda Síochána as trainees are discriminatory. The Commission…

In recent weeks the survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have spoken powerfully of Ireland’s long and dark history of institutional abuse. They have shown the profound suffering this history has wrought throughout the lives of thousands of women and their children – many of whom had also been stigmatised and abused because of the…

Commission Welcomes Publication of Day Report and is Reviewing Recommendations The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission welcomes the publication of the Dr Catherine Day Report, which brings forward fresh thinking and recommendations on how the State needs to respond directly to the needs of those seeking international protection in Ireland. The Commission will review…

€500,000 Awarded to 42 Projects Nationwide to Promote Access to Rights and Access to Justice The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today announced the 42 organisations to be awarded a total of €500,000 in funding for projects under its Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2020. The wealth of experience and…