Press Releases

 Legal Representation Provided by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed the settlement in the case of a woman who was refused a dental service on disclosing her HIV status. The Commission provided legal advice and representation to the woman in bringing her…

The Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has met at Stormont today. Established under the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement to consider human rights issues in the island of Ireland, the Joint Committee has commissioned several pieces of research – the most recent of which…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Man in His Case Against Sky Handling Partner Ltd. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed the decision by the Workplace Relations Commission (“the WRC”) in the case of a man  who successfully challenged his dismissal from employment with Sky Handling Partner Ltd because he…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has this week appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a case that explores whether the procedures under which someone can be confined to a hospital or nursing home, and made a ward of court are…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Man with Brain Tumour asked to leave a pub for appearing unsteady on his feet The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has welcomed the settlement secured in a case of a pub customer with a brain tumour who was asked to leave a pub where he had…

Commission to Appear as Amicus Curiae in Case The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today been granted liberty from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) function in an internationally significant case relating to the European Arrest Warrant system and an individual’s right to a fair trial. The…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Refugee from Syria in Case Against High Street Bank The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today welcomed a significant decision by the Workplace Relations Commission (“the WRC”) in the case of a refugee who took a case against a bank for breach of the Equal Status…

Commission Appears as Amicus Curiae The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today appeared before the Supreme Court as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in a significant case that is examining the right to silence when a person is questioned as part of a criminal investigation. The case (Sweeney v. Minister for…