IHREC



Eliminating racial discrimination in Ireland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission reflects on racism in Ireland on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Race Equality Directive coming into force.

Published 29 June 2020

Citizens who came to Ireland as refugees win family reunification case in Supreme Court

Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but were subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens were unlawfully denied access to the family reunification scheme, the Supreme Court has found in a landmark ruling.

Published 22 June 2020

Process to revoke Irish citizenship 'lacks robust safeguards'

The process under which Irish citizenship can be revoked lacks robust procedural safeguards, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 17 June 2020

Eight rights experts recommended for human rights watchdog

Eight lawyers, academics and human rights experts have been recommended for appointment to serve on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

Published 15 June 2020

Disabled prison officers have right to reasonable workplace accommodations

Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled.

Published 9 June 2020

Rights watchdog calls for 'close parliamentary oversight' of coronavirus laws

Ireland's human rights watchdog has called for "close parliamentary oversight" of emergency legislation introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 27 April 2020

Watchdog calls for protection of human rights in pandemic response

Ireland's human rights watchdog has called on political parties forming the next government to safeguard rights in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 April 2020

Report calls for law change to allow Northern Ireland people to choose citizenship

British citizenship laws should be rewritten to allow people born in Northern Ireland to choose whether to be treated as a British citizen or as an Irish citizen, a new report has recommended.

Published 27 March 2020

Human rights and equality groups invited to apply for grants

Organisations working on human rights and equality issue have been invited to apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2020.

Published 12 March 2020

Watchdog recommends measures to boost women's representation in judiciary and law firms

Ireland should take measures to improve women's representation in the judiciary and in leadership roles at law firms, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said.

Published 9 March 2020

Driving license agency again found to have discriminated against asylum seeker

The national driver's license agency has been found guilty of discrimination on race grounds against an asylum seeker for the second time in a month.

Published 11 February 2020

Citizens who came to Ireland as refugees take family reunification case to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens and were subsequently denied access to the family reunification scheme.

Published 7 February 2020

Supreme Court to hear expedited case on lawfulness of process to revoke citizenship

A significant case concerning the lawfulness of the process under which Irish citizenship can be revoked will be considered by the Supreme Court under an expedited process.

Published 28 January 2020

Asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination from driving license agency

An asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination when he was refused a learner driver license, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.

Published 17 January 2020

Rights watchdog welcomes Supreme Court ruling on separated parents and housing assistance

The Supreme Court has set out how separated parents exercising joint custody of their children should be treated when applying for social housing assistance in a judgment welcomed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

Published 19 December 2019