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
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
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 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 a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled.
Published 9 June 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination when he was refused a learner driver license, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.
Published 17 January 2020
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