Press Releases

 Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae in Disability Rights Case The way the HSE applies the 2005 Disability Act undermines rather than upholds disability rights in Ireland, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has told the Court of Appeal. Appearing as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’), the Commission stated that the manner in which…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Child Citizenship Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has today been permitted to bring its expertise to the Supreme Court by being granted an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) role in an important citizenship and children’s rights case. UM was born in Ireland and asserted…

Commission Makes 60+ Recommendations on Needed Reforms to Equality Laws Greater regulation of confidentiality agreements (NDA’s) in equality cases among changes being sought One of the legal grounds protecting people against discrimination in Irish law should be updated to explicitly protect Ireland’s carers from being targeted in accessing employment or services due to their responsibilities,…

 New Amárach Poll Also Highlights Support for Housing Rights, Healthcare Access Inequality, High Experiences of Racism & Concerns Over Disability Rights People in Ireland overwhelmingly (80%) believe that people with less money generally get worse outcomes in a legal challenges, according to a new national poll published today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality…

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…