Press Releases

The Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Ireland will jointly host a public conference on Migrant Workers and Human Rights in Dublin on Saturday, 15th October, commencing at 9.15am. The Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Ireland will jointly host a public conference on Migrant Workers and Human Rights in Dublin on Saturday,…

The Equality Authority is to appeal the recent High Court decision on Portmarnock Golf Club to the Supreme Court. The decision to appeal is based on the serious issues raised by the case and on the far reaching consequences of the High Court decision. Niall Crowley, CEO of the Equality Authority highlighted that “the case…

Michael McDowell TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform will today launch the Equality Authority’s Annual Report for 2004. The Annual Report details the information and legal services provided by the Equality Authority. During 2004: the Equality Authority responded to 11,257 information queries on foot of the information function played by the Equality Authority…

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) gave a presentation yesterday to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in advance of the state’s examination tomorrow. The Committee were addressed by IHRC Chief Executive, Dr. Alpha Connelly and Commissioner Dr. Katherine Zappone. In her presentation, Dr. Connelly elaborated on the changes the Commission…

The Irish Human Rights Commission was today granted leave to appear before the High Court as a ‘friend of the court’ in the proceedings entitled Lawrence and others v Ballina Town Council and others. The proceedings involve an examination of provisions of the Housing (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act, 2002 (the trespass legislation) which, in the view…

The Equality Authority today expressed disappointment at the outcome of High Court proceedings in relation to Portmarnock Golf Clubs male only membership. The District Court had found that Portmarnock Golf Club is a discriminating club within the meaning of section 8 of the Equal Status Act, 2000. Portmarnock Golf Club challenged that finding and also…