Press Releases

The Equality Authority and the ESRI will today launch a ground breaking report on ‘Gender Inequalities in Time Use – The Distribution of Caring, Housework and Employment among Women and Men in Ireland’. This report analyses time diaries from just over 1000 men and women, aged 18 to 97, from the Irish National Time Use…

IHRC publishes its report on Irelands compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) today published its report which it submitted to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee on the Examination of Irelands 3rd Report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The…

Just over 12% of Irish adults feel that they have been discriminated against in the preceding two years according to a new report published by the ESRI and the Equality Authority. Rates of reported discrimination rise to 23% among lone parents, 31% among those of Black, Asian or Other ethnicity, 24% among non-Irish nationals, 20%…

Opportunity for Government to bring Irish legislation into line with the Council of Europe Convention on Action on Trafficking of Human Beings The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) today urged the Government to amend the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008 (2008 Bill) to provide victims of trafficking…

IHRC concerned that human rights of immigrants and protection applicants are not fully protected and upheld in the Immigration Residence and Protection Bill 2008 andrecommends revisions and additional safeguards. The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has today published its observations on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008. The IHRC is making these observations in…

A resource pack on “Stereotyping of Young People”‘ was launched today (March 12th from 2pm) by Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Children. The resource pack was developed by the Equality Authority and the National Youth Council of Ireland. It was launched in the Equality Authority. Representatives of the Fair Say Campaign which is working to…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) will today appear before the High Court as amicus curiae (non-partisan friend of the court) in human rights proceedings. The proceedings, entitled Lawrence and Others v Ballina Town Council and Others, involve an examination of provisions of the Housing (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act, 2002 (the criminal trespass legislation) and other…

A new report on ‘Recognising LGB Sexual Identities in Health Services’ was launched today in the Equality Authority. The report charts new territory by conducting primary qualitative research into the experience of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in accessing health services in the North West region. The report was commissioned and published by the Health…

Irish Human Rights Commission’s Initial Comments on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008 Denying Effective Access to Courts and Detention of Asylum Seekers in Prisons in breach of International Human Rights Standards Denying Effective Access to Courts and Detention of Asylum Seekers in Prisons in breach of International Human Rights Standards Irish Human Rights…