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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has welcomed the publication of the Council of Europe GREVIO Committee’s examination into Ireland, which found that the State’s provision of legal aid does not meet the current demand for victims of domestic, sexual and gender based

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has secured a settlement on behalf of a tenant who brought a complaint of discrimination on the housing assistance ground. The discrimination related to a considerable delay by a management company in submitting the required documentation to the relevan

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has provided legal assistance to a disabled woman in a discrimination claim under the Equal Status Acts. The woman alleged that a State body had failed to provide her with transport that would have enabled her to avail of its services on an equal footin

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A complaint of indirect age discrimination against a State body has been settled after the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission supported the complainant to bring a case to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The alleged discrimination related to specific eligibility criteria that was re

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Equality legislation should be updated to protect people on the grounds of socio-economic status and criminal conviction, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The national equality body today published a second set of recommendations to government as part of ongoing engagement wi

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A deaf woman who was told she would have to pay for her own interpreter to take part in a Griffith College course designed to prepare students for the King's Inns entrance exams has been awarded €3,000 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Sofiya Kalinova was represented by the Irish Hum

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Six people, including lawyers Noeline Blackwell and Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, have been proposed for appointment to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The six new members proposed by the government are:

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The civil legal aid scheme should be extended to cover housing issues amid a "protracted housing, homelessness and accommodation crisis", the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has recommended. The rights body has published its submission to the independent review of the civil legal aid sche

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Barrister Deirdre Malone has been appointed as director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Malone is a former global director within the legal policy team at Twitter. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 and practised for sev

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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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