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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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”.