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The national driver's license agency has been found guilty of discrimination on race grounds against an asylum seeker for the second time in a month. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission took the case to the Workplace Relations Commission on behalf of a single mother living in a rural Dire

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A significant case concerning the lawfulness of the process under which Irish citizenship can be revoked will be considered by the Supreme Court under an expedited process. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was today granted the role of amicus curiae in the case, Ali Charaf Damache v th

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An asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination when he was refused a learner driver license, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled. An adjudicator ordered €2,500 in compensation to be paid to the man, who was legally represented by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC

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New hate speech offences should be introduced to strengthen community cohesion in Ireland, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said. The human rights watchdog has published its submission to the Department of Justice's consultation on the Incitement to Hatred Act 1989.

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A key UN committee has backed calls for Ireland's civil legal aid scheme to be expanded to help combat racial discrimination in employment and welfare. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued its recommendations to the Government following a formal examination of Stat

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the start of an open process for eight upcoming appointments to the Commission. The human rights watchdog had earlier called on the Government to ensure the process is carried out in line with international standards for an open and transpa

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The human rights watchdogs north and south of the border have met to review human rights issues on the island of Ireland in light of recent Brexit proceedings. Representatives of the joint committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission me

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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 Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has told the Supreme Court. The human rights watchdog yesterday appeared before the court as an amicus curiae in a case expected to clarify

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has welcomed the Supreme Court's judgment in a case that explored the lawfulness of the procedures under which someone can be kept in a hospital or nursing home, and made a ward of court. In its judgment, delivered by Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, t

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A no-deal Brexit would disrupt cross-border police co-operation on the island of Ireland, with serious consequences for victims and witnesses of crime, researchers have warned. Academics at the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde and Queen's University Belfast were commissioned by t

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