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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called for legislation on multi-agency domestic homicide reviews to be progressed urgently following an alarming rise in the number of women killed in Ireland in 2022. The death toll of women killed in violent circumstances in the State was 12 in 20

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Seven local authorities have been asked to prepare and implement an equality and action plan on the provision of Traveller accommodation and services. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is making the request of local authorities in South Dublin, Limerick City and County, Tipperary, Doneg

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been given permission by the Supreme Court to appear as amicus curiae in a case that concerns the consideration of fundamental rights in the context of deportation orders. The case (GO v Minister for Justice) explores whether and to what extent, whe

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A judge in the Circuit Court was incorrect in law in directing a jury to return a verdict of not guilty on a count of endangerment in circumstances where the garda investigation did not include an interview with the accused, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is set to intervene in a Supreme Court case concerning the reach of search warrants in relation to electronic devices. The rights body has been given permission to use its amicus curiae function in DPP vs Patrick Quirke, a case where a search warrant wa

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave from the High Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case focused on redress for survivors of historic child sexual abuse in schools. As amicus curiae in the case of PD v. The Minister for Education, the wat

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Plans to require EU nationals crossing the border into Northern Ireland to apply for electronic travel authorisations in advance raise serious human rights and equality concerns, the Oireachtas has been told. In an address to the Houses of the Oireachtas, Sinéad Gibney, chief commissioner of

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Ireland is failing to meet its obligations under a binding human rights treaty to protect the rights of workers, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. In a report to the Council of Europe, the rights body said Ireland has not yet accepted several provisions of the Revised European

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is providing legal representation in a growing number of cases coming before the courts and the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), its latest annual report shows. The rights watchdog began 2021 with 149 individual clients approved for both legal advi

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The Supreme Court has quashed a decision to refuse an Irish passport to a child whose father's refugee status was retrospectively revoked. The case focused on "UM", who was born in Ireland and asserted Irish citizenship on the basis of his Afghan father’s residency in the country, as a refugee

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