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€350,000 support for 25 projects supporting intercultural relations and the implementation of the public-sector equality and human rights duty The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today announced the 25 organisations awarded a total of €350,000 in funding for projects under its Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2018. The grant awards…

Human Rights and Equality Commission and ESRI Publish Findings New research has shown that Black non-Irish people are five times more likely to experience discrimination when seeking employment in Ireland when compared to White Irish people. Black non-Irish people are over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment compared…

Survey Results Mark International Human Rights Day & 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration People in Ireland overwhelmingly (84%) believe that stronger protections for human rights and equality makes the country a better place to live, with 86% agreeing that they care deeply about making Ireland a fairer place to live, according to a new national…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has made two significant public interventions highlighting the need to make Ireland’s legal framework governing surveillance, data retention, and the disclosure of records held by service providers compliant with human rights law. In 2014, it joined a case in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

Commission Provided Legal Representation in Luxembourg to Garda Candidates Who Challenged Age Discrimination Rules The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed the landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) in a long-running test case to determine whether the Workplace Relations Commission (‘WRC’) has the power…

 28th November 2018 – The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has today called for Ireland to show international leadership in combatting the rise of online hate speech The call from Chief Commissioner Emily Logan comes as the Commission, in its role as Ireland’s national human rights and equality body, brings together international…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Court of Appeal as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in two cases involving family reunification for naturalised refugees. The test cases ‘MAM’ and ‘KN’, which are being heard jointly, involve significant human rights issues. In both, the Minister…