IHREC



Rights watchdog says separated father refused social housing with space for children 'suffered rights violation'

A separated father-of-three who was deemed ineligible for social housing with space for his children suffered a violation of his rights, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 8 November 2019

Human rights commission welcomes open appointments process

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the start of an open process for eight upcoming appointments to the Commission.

Published 25 October 2019

Human rights watchdogs meet to examine draft Brexit deal

The human rights watchdogs north and south of the border have met to review human rights issues on the island of Ireland in light of recent Brexit proceedings.

Published 24 October 2019

Human rights commission argues marriages of convenience are not voided

A marriage is not void in law just because the Minister of Justice has found it to be a marriage of convenience, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has told the Supreme Court.

Published 23 October 2019

Human rights commission welcomes Supreme Court ward of court ruling

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the Supreme Court's judgment in a case that explored the lawfulness of the procedures under which someone can be kept in a hospital or nursing home, and made a ward of court.

Published 18 October 2019

Human rights commission to bring forward legal code of practice on disability discrimination

A new legal code of practice will be brought forward by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to promote greater employment of disabled people, the body has said.

Published 7 October 2019

No-deal Brexit would have serious consequences for victims and witnesses of crime

A no-deal Brexit would disrupt cross-border police co-operation on the island of Ireland, with serious consequences for victims and witnesses of crime, researchers have warned.

Published 22 August 2019

Property website daft.ie ordered to remove discriminatory rental adverts

Property website daft.ie has been ordered to remove discriminatory adverts after they were found to breach the Equal Status Acts.

Published 21 August 2019

Human rights commission calls on Government to ensure transparent appointment process

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Government to ensure it pursues "an inclusive and transparent selection and appointment process" for members of the commission.

Published 7 August 2019

Human rights commission appears before Supreme Court in Celmer extradition case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) appeared before the Supreme Court yesterday in the landmark Artur Celmer case concerning the European Arrest Warrants system and the right to a fair trial.

Published 31 July 2019

Human rights commission to intervene in welfare and family rights cases

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been granted permission to appear before the Supreme Court in two cases addressing issues including welfare provision and family rights.

Published 29 July 2019

Child sex abuse survivors cannot be excluded from payment scheme on basis of no prior complaint

A judge has held that survivors of child sexual abuse in National Schools cannot be excluded from the State's ex-gratia payment scheme on the basis that they have not established a prior complaint against their abuser.

Published 9 July 2019

Woman refused dental treatment after disclosing HIV status to receive €10,000

A woman who was refused dental treatment after disclosing her HIV status will receive €10,000 and a written apology under the terms of an agreed settlement.

Published 5 June 2019

Employer who dismissed man with dyspraxia ordered to pay €15,000 compensation

An employer which dismissed a man because of his dyspraxia has been ordered to pay €15,000 in compensation, the equivalent of 18 months' pay.

Published 16 May 2019

Human rights commission argues 'systemic deficiency' in wardship procedures led to unlawful detention

A "systemic deficiency" in the procedures governing wardship in Ireland led to a woman being unlawfully detained, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 10 May 2019