Press Releases

 Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae in Case Does a suspect have a right to be informed of the allegation against them ahead of being charged, so that they have a chance to explain their view of what happened? The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today argued before the Supreme Court that…

Commission Stresses Urgent Need for a Modern National Referral Mechanism Ireland’s National Rapporteur on the Trafficking of Human Beings, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has told the Council of Europe that the people suffering the impacts of trafficking in Ireland urgently need a promised National Referral Mechanism to begin work to…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has been granted leave by the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in this case, where a father was deemed ineligible for domiciliary care allowance while his severely disabled child was resident in hospital for…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has emphasised the need for more expansive family reunification policies, particularly in the current context of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme for Afghan nationals. The Commission has consistently criticised the narrowing of access to family reunification for people granted international protection under changes to the International…

€350,000 awarded to 28 projects to progress rights and combat racism. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has announced the 28 organisations to be awarded a total of €350,000 in funding for projects under its Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2021. The projects announced today encompass a range of issues; social…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission / ESRI Publish New Study on Adequate Housing New research has shown that lone parents and their children account for 53 per cent of all homeless families, and are much more likely to experience poor housing than other household types. The report also highlights the disadvantages experienced by young…

Human Rights and Equality Commission Publishes Detailed Recommendations for National Action Plan Against Racism  Monitoring and enforcement, including the use of sanctions are among the measures needed to combat racism in Ireland according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) who today publish their recommendations for Ireland’s National Action Plan Against Racism….