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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted liberty by the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case relating to surrogacy, citizenship and children's rights. The case examines the citizenship of a child, known as "C", born through surrogacy in th

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Information to assist bereaved families involved with the inquest process has been published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The new Information Note on the Rights of Families at Inquest gives families a road-map of the existing law, standards and procedures that apply at inquests

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has launched a new online learning module to support public servants' understanding of the human rights and equality obligations of their work. The new e-learning module, which will be rolled out across the civil service, was formally launched at an eve

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The government has been urged to clarify whether proposed legislation on digital recording by gardaí explicitly covers facial recognition and other emerging technologies. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission said the human rights and equality implications of these technologies need

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Complaints about a refusal to enter a licensed premises should be heard in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) rather than the District Court, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. In a newly-published review of the adequacy and effectiveness of section 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor A

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has identified economic equality, justice, respect and recognition, future-proofing and the public sector duty as its five key priorities for the next three years. The rights watchdog today published its strategy statement for 2022-24, its third strateg

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The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favour of a Traveller family who were evicted from land owned by Clare County Council. The McDonagh family, who were backed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, lived on the site without permission because the council had failed to provide the

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The HSE is applying the Disability Act 2005 in a way that undermines rather than upholds disability rights in Ireland, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has told the Court of Appeal. Appearing as amicus curiae in the case of OB, the watchdog said the manner in which the HSE carries out

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The denial of domiciliary care allowance (DCA) to the parents of a severely disabled child, who needs continual care, because of the time the child has spent in hospital is discriminatory, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The rights watchdog is appearing as amicus curiae in a

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The Special Criminal Court was wrong to exclude the belief evidence of a Garda chief superintendent on the basis that he would not provide information on the basis of his belief, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The non-jury court had, in the trial of two men charged with IRA membership, excluded beli

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Clare County Council failed in its statutory obligations to properly and proportionately assess the rights of a Traveller family before moving to evict them from a site in the county, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The watchdog is appearing before the Supreme Court as amicu

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The boards of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland have held their first joint meeting. The board members met in Dundalk to to review and plan the work of the three commissions on overseeing and

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a case of the eviction of a Traveller family in County Clare. The case of Bernard McDonagh and Helen McDonagh v Clare County Council is being heard by the Supreme Co

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