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A ban on over-35s applying to become gardaí is discriminatory and unlawful, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled. Two men who were refused entry to An Garda Síochána on the basis of their age challenged the relevant regulations with support from the Irish Human Rights an

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been designated as Ireland’s independent national rapporteur on human trafficking, for the purposes of EU anti-human trafficking legislation. The role will include carrying out of assessments of trends in trafficking in human beings, t

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Human rights and equality watchdogs north and south of the border have called on the UK government to ensure the controversial Internal Market Bill does not breach the Good Friday Agreement. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and

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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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