IHREC



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

Human rights bodies to consider research on Brexit consequences for citizenship rights

Further research on the impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement's citizenship provisions could be jointly commissioned by the human rights watchdogs on both sides of the border.

Published 9 May 2019

Human rights commission to intervene in Artur Celmer case concerning extradition to Poland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been granted liberty to exercise its amicus curiae function in a landmark Supreme Court case concerning a man sought by Polish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant.

Published 10 April 2019

Bank ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after refusing account to Syrian refugee

A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account.

Published 10 April 2019

Human rights commission agrees law on withholding information is unconstitutional

The offence of withholding information from gardaí is unconstitutional, the Irish Human Right and Equality Commission has said.

Published 5 April 2019

Court denies family reunification to citizens who came to Ireland as refugees

Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens have failed in their court bid to access the family reunification scheme.

Published 29 March 2019

Human rights watchdog encourages new electoral commission to play role in fighting hate speech

Ireland's human rights watchdog has said any new electoral commission for the State should have a mandate to challenge hate speech in election campaigns.

Published 28 March 2019

Human rights commission intervenes in reasonable accommodations in the workplace case

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has appeared before the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case on the rights of persons with disabilities to have reasonable accommodations made in the workplace.

Published 15 March 2019