Press Releases

New Research Assesses the Size and Nature of the Gender Wage Gap in Ireland in 2003 The Equality Authority and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have launched a report on “The Gender Wage Gap in Ireland: Evidence from the National Employment Survey 2003”. The gap between men’s and women’s pay has been a…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today warmly welcomed the recently published Standards for the Inspection of Prisons by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Dr. Maurice Manning, President of the IHRC said "the Inspector has based his standards on international human rights treaties and norms which set down best practice for the treatment…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC), today, launched its 2008 Annual Report. In launching the Report, Dr Maurice Manning, President of the IHRC addressed the goals and achievements of the IHRC in 2008 and the challenges it faces following a substantial cut in its 2009 budget. Dr Maurice Manning said "the fallout from this economic…

Dr. Angela Kerins, Chairperson, and members of the Board of the Equality Authority, will hold their first Board meeting at Birchgrove House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday 16th June, 2009 . This will be followed by a reception for clients and stakeholders of the Equality Authority at 2.30 p.m. The reception will mark the inaugural…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today warmly welcomed the opening for signature of Protocol No. 14bis to the European Convention on Human Rights which is aimed at reducing delays and enabling the European Court of Human Rights to clear its backlog and ultimately to hear cases more quickly. Protocol 14bis was recently adopted by…

“Tackling ageism in the workplace or in accessing goods and services is not necessarily a costly matter. It is about changing attitudes to our older people. The first attitude change is the responsibility of each one of us. The Say No To Ageism campaign this year not only asks ‘what is your attitude to ageism?’…

The Equality Authority today (Tuesday 19 May) approved the appointment of Renee Dempsey as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made following an open, public and competitive process, managed on behalf of the Authority by the Public Appointments Service. She will take up her position in early June. Ms Dempsey has been head of the…