Publications

In line with its mandate to keep law and practice as they relate to human rights and equality under review, the Commission has reviewed the legality of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the exclusion of women returning from maternity leave. Letter to Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., 27th…

Letter to Garda Commissioner on COVID Powers Policing

Letter sent by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána on April 28, 2020. Letter from IHREC to Garda Commissioner Harris 28 April 2020

As negotiations are underway to establish our next Government, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has written individually to the leaders of each of the political parties to urge them to ensure that human rights and equality are central to the next Programme for Government. Please find below this letter as addressed to Leo…

 This publication, produced Dr Sylvia de Mars and Colin Murray, Newcastle University and Professor Aoife O’Donoghue, Durham University and Dr Ben Warwick, University of Birmingham, explores EU citizenship and what it means in practice in the context of the commitment within the Withdrawal Agreement to provide people of Northern Ireland who identify as Irish to…

Letter to An Taoiseach in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This letter sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on March 25 2020, is on behalf of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in recognition of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality

In this submission, the Commission has addressed concerns arising in the four areas which are the focus of the work of this Citizens’ Assembly: Gender Norms and Stereotypes; Women in Political and Public Life; Gender and Decent Work; and Gender and Care Work.

MAM and KN v Minister for Justice and Equality

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) was granted liberty to appear in this appeal as amicus curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. The legal submissions presented by the Commission to the Supreme Court, published today, focused on the right to family unity…