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# ihrec - This year 2022

Equality commission joined as party to convicted killer's Patrick Quirke's Supreme Court appeal
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Equality commission joined as party to convicted killer's Patrick Quirke's Supreme Court appeal

Oct 6th 2022, 1:47 PM 8,014 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will now make legal submissions on part of Quirke’s appeal

Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 6,112 Views 2 Comments

The national anti-trafficking rapporteur listed education, the war in Ukraine and age identification as concerns.

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
# Education
# Education

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered

Updated May 31st 2022, 3:30 PM 10,924 Views 6 Comments

The proposal was met with backlash from parents and campaigners last week.

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds

Apr 28th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,472 Views 19 Comments

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
# IHREC
# IHREC

People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system

Feb 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 25,290 Views 0 Comments

Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.

# ihrec - Last year 2021

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds

Jul 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,383 Views 0 Comments

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
# IHREC
# IHREC

Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers

Feb 25th 2021, 9:36 AM 20,792 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.

Human rights group calls for 'substantive' changes to Dying with Dignity Bill to protect right to life
# Assisted Dying
# Assisted Dying

Human rights group calls for 'substantive' changes to Dying with Dignity Bill to protect right to life

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:32 AM 12,562 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission shared its views with the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

# ihrec - All time

Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Human rights watchdog calls for more oversight into new Garda powers during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 27th 2020, 8:45 AM 24,042 Views 55 Comments

Those convicted under the new rules could face a maximum of six months in prison or a fine of €2,500.

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling
# WRC
# WRC

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

Aug 20th 2019, 5:58 PM 23,781 Views 18 Comments

The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Housing benefit recipients face 'systemic discrimination', Irish human rights body says

Jun 24th 2019, 11:34 AM 12,486 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launched it’s 2018 annual report today.

Landmark case involving extradition of Polish man back before High Court
# Artur Celmer
# Artur Celmer

Landmark case involving extradition of Polish man back before High Court

Nov 1st 2018, 9:06 AM 20,478 Views 0 Comments

Artur Celmer has argued that he will not get a fair trial in his own country.

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

Jun 15th 2018, 11:57 AM 13,220 Views 64 Comments

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

'They should be able to work longer if they wish': New anti-discrimination guidance on older workers
# Retirement Age
# Retirement Age

'They should be able to work longer if they wish': New anti-discrimination guidance on older workers

Apr 30th 2018, 9:47 AM 9,707 Views 24 Comments

The IHREC has published new guidance for employers and employees to prevent discrimination of older workers.

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people
# Equality
# Equality

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

Nov 9th 2017, 3:27 PM 26,886 Views 113 Comments

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

Jul 12th 2017, 9:26 AM 9,320 Views 41 Comments

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision
# Progress Report
# Progress Report

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

Jun 17th 2016, 11:43 AM 8,021 Views 50 Comments

173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement
# Prison
# Prison

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement

Feb 18th 2015, 9:05 AM 31,898 Views 72 Comments

The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

Nov 25th 2014, 5:31 PM 14,176 Views 0 Comments

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
# IHREC
# IHREC

Emily Logan: Give GSOC the power to investigate claims of excessive force by gardaí

Nov 19th 2014, 2:56 PM 7,069 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Human Right and Equality Commission is calling for GSOC to be allowed to investigate a wider range of offences.

Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...

Jul 17th 2014, 12:56 PM 13,182 Views 21 Comments

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.

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group
# State Obligation
# State Obligation

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group

Jul 1st 2014, 9:03 AM 3,828 Views 11 Comments

The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.