Press Releases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) is today to address the Oireachtas Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight as part of its strategic work to advance human rights and equality budget proofing. Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Commission Member Dr. Mary Murphy and Commission Director Laurence Bond will address the Select Committee to raise […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) has raised its concerns in relation to the provision of emergency accommodation, focused particularly on the development of “family hubs” and their use. The Commission recommendations to Government, published today, come within the context of the current review of the “Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan.” The Commission […]

Focus on Human Rights and Equality Considerations The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) will today (8th July) address the Citizens’ Assembly in its function as the national human rights and equality body for Ireland, to outline human rights and equality considerations to the Citizens’ Assembly deliberations on “How we best respond to […]

Second Annual Report to the Houses of the Oireachtas Report highlights – key legal interventions by Commission; almost 1800 concerns raised by public to the Commission; public bodies warned of legal obligations; statutory role in shaping Irish legislation, direct engagement with regional and international monitoring mechanisms in the form of the Council of Europe and […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) welcomes today’s Supreme Court judgment in the case Kim Cahill v. Minister for Education and Science. The test case focused on the nature of the duties owed by the Minister for Education towards students with disabilities, and in particular the scope of the duty to make […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Bond as its new Director, following an open recruitment process carried out by The Public Appointments Service (PAS). Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission said: “It is a great pleasure to […]

The contribution of older persons in providing key supports to their extended family and communities, such as financial assistance, childcare and volunteering, evidenced by the 2017 Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) has been highlighted by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) in its submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the human rights […]

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has today published a notification about the application of blanket anonymity rules to decisions of the Workplace Relations Commission (“the WRC”). The Commission’s notification makes clear that there is no statutory requirement that all decisions of the WRC arising from complaints of discrimination be published in […]