Ireland and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

We submitted our report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as part of Ireland’s fourth periodic review and ahead of an oral dialogue between the Committee and State representatives in February, in which the Committee will assess compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights.

In our parallel report, we express our concern about the overall trajectory of ESC rights in Ireland, despite the country’s economic development since the last periodic review in 2015. In particular, we note the State’s continuing failure to address the root causes of the enduring crises in health, housing, poverty and the cost of living with forward looking, innovative and sustainable solutions, resorting instead to short-term, emergency and temporary measures.

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