Press Releases

The fact that no child victims of trafficking have been identified by the State in the past two years shows ‘significant gaps’ in the States’ current identification processes, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) told the Oireachtas today. Addressing the Joint Committee on Justice, Commission member Dr. Salome Mbugua said: “When you…

Poll Highlighting Discrimination Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities   More than 8 in 10 Irish people (83%) agree that people with disabilities face barriers to participating in Irish life, while more than half (54%) say that disabled people do not receive equal opportunities in terms of employment, in a new national poll published…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) recently gave legal assistance to a Ukrainian national and member of the Roma community in relation to his application for Temporary Protection in Ireland under section 60 of the International Protection Act 2015. The man’s application was initially refused on arrival in Ireland in November 2022 at…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (‘the Commissions’) have today launched their Annual Joint Report, their first since they took over their new roles in respect of Protocol Article 2. It outlines the joint work of the Commissions in providing oversight…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has today been given permission by the Supreme Court to appear as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case that concerns the consideration of fundamental rights in the context of deportation orders. The case (GO v. Minister for Justice) explores whether and to what…

Ní féidir aghaidh a thabhairt ar neamhionannas leanúnach idir mná agus fir gan tuiscint ar an tábhacht a bhaineann le cúram. Sin é an phríomhtheachtaireacht ó chomhdháil atá á reáchtáil i bPáirc an Chrócaigh inniu ag Coimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas (‘an Coimisiún’) dar teideal “Achieving Gender Equality At Work Care…