Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has told the Council of Europe’s highest body, its Council of Ministers, that a new State Redress scheme designed to meet obligations to survivors of abuse in schools has a number of significant flaws, which mean it continues to fail survivors seven years after the European…

International Human Rights Day Marked with New Call to Employment Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) is asking employers across Ireland to use the significant skills, experience and qualifications of people seeking asylum in Ireland to build and grow their businesses. New Commission guidance published today and backed by Ireland’s Business Employers Group…

Poll Findings Mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities Nine in ten (89%) people in Ireland agree that more should be done by employers to accommodate employees with disabilities, while one in five (21%) people say they have witnessed or directly experienced discrimination directly related to someone’s disability, according to a new national Amárach poll…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Disability Rights Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has been granted leave from the Court of Appeal to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a case of a young boy with a disability. The case concerns a boy, anonymised in the case as…

Sinéad Gibney, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) will today outline to a gathering of over 250 public and private sector employers, trade unions, and civil society organisations that “migrant communities and minority ethnic groups, including the Traveller and Roma Communities, are overlooked and under-served in the Irish labour…

Commission Granted Right to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case of Traveller Family Eviction The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted leave from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in a case of the eviction of a Traveller family in County Clare. The case of…

Human Rights & Equality Commission Seeks Repeal of Offences Against the State Acts The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has recommended that the State abolish the Special Criminal Court, and declare that the ordinary courts are adequate to secure the effective administration of justice and the preservation of public peace and order….