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This year
Fears closure of Citywest to new International Protection arrivals 'clear breach' of human rights obligations
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman to reverse the decision.
The Citywest closed to new arrivals earlier this week, though it will remain open for all other matters.
Over 20 International Protection applicants have been left without accommodation since the closure.
The IHREC has called on Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman to reverse the decision.
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
Citywest closes to new International Protection arrivals, but facility remains open for processing
Last year
# Mr Moonlight
Equality commission joined as party to convicted killer's Patrick Quirke's Supreme Court appeal
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will now make legal submissions on part of Quirke’s appeal
# Human Rights
Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
The national anti-trafficking rapporteur listed education, the war in Ukraine and age identification as concerns.
# Education
Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
The proposal was met with backlash from parents and campaigners last week.
Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.
People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.
All time
Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds
The reviews show that between 2008 and 2018, of €168.8 million allocated to local authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation, just two thirds (€110.6 million) was drawn down.
Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.
# Assisted Dying
Human rights group calls for 'substantive' changes to Dying with Dignity Bill to protect right to life
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission shared its views with the Oireachtas Justice Committee.
# Human Rights
Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis
Those convicted under the new rules could face a maximum of six months in prison or a fine of €2,500.
Property website ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling
The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).
# Annual Report
Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched it’s 2018 annual report today.
# artur celmer
Landmark case involving extradition of Polish man back before High Court
Artur Celmer has argued that he will not get a fair trial in his own country.
# Discrimination
Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing
New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.
# Retirement Age
'They should be able to work longer if they wish': New anti-discrimination guidance on older workers
The IHREC has published new guidance for employers and employees to prevent discrimination of older workers.
# Equality
Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people
The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.
# Homelessness
Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness
IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.
# progress report
Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision
173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.
# Prison
Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement
The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.
# Human Rights
Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.
Emily Logan: Give GSOC the power to investigate claims of excessive force by gardaí
The Irish Human Right and Equality Commission is calling for GSOC to be allowed to investigate a wider range of offences.
# Human Rights
Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...
Emily Logan will step down from her post as the Ombudsman for Children to take up role on Ireland’s new rights and equality body.
# state obligation
Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group
The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.