Press Releases

  Commission Provided Legal Representation to Two Men in Long-Running Legal Battle to Successfully Challenge Age Discrimination The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) has welcomed important determinations issued by the Labour Court this week confirming that regulations providing for a maximum age of 35 for recruitment to An Garda Síochána  are discriminatory…

Commission calls current situation ‘unacceptable, both legally and morally’   The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today written to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, to express its view that Ireland is currently in clear breach of its international obligations regarding newly arrived applicants for International…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has been granted leave by the Court of Appeal to exercise its Amicus Curiae (‘friend of the court’) function, in an important case relating to anti-social behaviour orders. The case centres on the operation of Part 11 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006, which allows for…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) recently provided legal assistance to a US national and disability advocate, who was granted leave last October by the High Court to challenge an immigration decision by way of judicial review. The applicant sought to challenge the decision of the Minister for Justice to refuse an…

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 an important case relating to adoption and the constitutional rights of the child. The case centres on the adoption of a minor known as B, who has…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today launched a significant national awareness campaign entitled Care About Equality. This is the third in the “Because we’re all human/ Means we’re all equal” series of campaigns. While previous campaigns focussed on attitudes to racism and disability, Care About Equality challenges entrenched societal attitudes towards…