The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commissioner says Ireland has yet to see adequate supports for caring and unpaid work, and has not properly addressed the gender imbalance in terms of those who provide such care.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
Hundreds of asylum seekers who have been allowed to stay in Ireland cannot leave Direct Provision due to the housing crisis, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
The Human Rights Commissioner has said the CervicalCheck scandal is the latest in a long history of cases where institutional interests were put ahead of those of the individual, and again raises questions about Ireland’s attitude to women.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
The country’s human rights chief has expressed disappointment that Skills Minister John Halligan tried to defend his discriminatory questioning of a prospective employee rather than simply accept that he was wrong.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Fine Gael concerns that the abortion referendum could ultimately tear the Government apart have been underlined after a party TD accused one of her colleagues of “lies” and producing “fake” facts on the issue.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has criticised the Irish government for failing to ratify a UN protocol against torture, despite signalling its intention to do so ten years ago.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
THE findings by Ombudsman Peter Tyndal of systemic failings by Tusla are both revealing and shocking. Revealing because of his forensic examination of the practices of the child and family agency, and shocking because his report unearths a litany of mistakes and malpractices.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Ireland’s human rights watchdog handled almost 1,800 queries last year with its chief commissioner claiming 2016 was “a year in which forms of hate and intolerance took centre stage”.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017