Press Releases

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 provided legal assistance to a group of women involved in an equal pay claim under the Employment Equality Acts. The women alleged that their former employer engaged in unequal practices as regards remuneration of employees and sought a resolution of the situation through legal means….

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…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) today welcomed the proposed legislation that will make the Commission the Coordinating National Preventative Mechanism (“NPM”). If enacted, it will give us oversight on the entire NPM network across the state, a role that is essential in establishing a level of consistency in the inspections carried…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) has noted the Supreme Court’s ruling today in The Director of Public Prosecutions v JD, an important case that centred on the right to a fair trial and specifically the rights of accused people. In its ruling, the Court held that a Circuit Court trial judge…