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The Supreme Court has ruled that the existing procedure to revoke Irish citizenship from people who acquire Irish nationality is unconstitutional. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, handing down her ruling in Ali Charaf Damache v the Minister for Justice and Equality today, said there were insufficient saf

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has expressed serious concern at reports of garda using anti-spit guards on children and vulnerable people with mental health issues. The Commission has joined other human rights groups, such as the Children's Rights Alliance and the Irish Council for C

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has told the UN that Ireland has not done enough under its human rights obligations for women's rights. The right watchdog's report reviews Ireland's performance on combating discrimination against women, particularly in cases of historic abuse,

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Ireland's human rights watchdog has written to Justice Minister Helen McEntee to set out ongoing concerns for the safety and well-being of people in the Direct Provision system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sinéad Gibney, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, w

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Asylum seekers' right to work is being undermined because they are denied access to driving licenses, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said. The rights watchdog made the remarks following a Dublin Circuit Court ruling which confirmed that a single mother living in a rural D

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A marriage is not void in law just because the Minister of Justice has found it to be a marriage of convenience, the Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark judgment. In his judgment, Mr Justice William McKechnie said a determination by the minister under certain regulations "does not have the effect

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Disabled people will continue to see their rights being undermined at times of crisis unless law, practice, and policy underpinning the rights of people with disabilities is made more resilient, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. Acting chief commissioner Dr Frank Conaty, accom

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More than twice as many people received legal advice or representation from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) last year than the year before, the rights watchdog has revealed. The commission concluded legal advice assistance for 25 clients and concluded legal representation assi

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Barrister Sunniva McDonagh SC has been recommended by ministers for appointment to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). The decision to reappoint Ms McDonagh, who previously served as a commissioner from 2014 to 2019, comes after Professor Siobhán Mullally, one of eight hum

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission reflects on racism in Ireland on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Race Equality Directive coming into force. Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Race Equality Directive, under which EU member states, including Ireland,

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The process under which Irish citizenship can be revoked lacks robust procedural safeguards, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The human rights watchdog appeared remotely before the Supreme Court yesterday as amicus curiae in the high-profile case Ali Charaf Damache v the Mini

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Eight lawyers, academics and human rights experts have been recommended for appointment to serve on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). Government ministers previously agreed to recommend Sinéad Gibney to serve as chief commissioner and the nine appointments will now go fo

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Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled. The High Court ruled this morning that the Labour Court was wrong in law to find that the Irish Prison Service (IPS) had a blanket exemption in relation to providing reasonable a

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