People gathered to mark International Roma and Traveller Day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Levels of poverty among the Roma community are so extreme that in many case several families share a single room, a Roma advocate has said. Pavee Po(...)

‘The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  suggested both institutions might be in dereliction of their duties.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission came an(...)

Emily Logan: Landlords are still declaring that they will not accept rent supplement tenants

Tenants receiving State rent allowances who allege they have faced discrimination by landlords will not have their complaints heard until next year, t(...)

Chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan said the organisation wanted individuals to feel it was accessible to them. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An advocacy group for people with disabilities has called on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to conduct an inquiry into the con(...)

Ending religious discrimination in schools’ admission policies may require a constitutional referendum, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ending religious discrimination in schools’ admission policies may require a constitutional referendum, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. (...)

“The prevailing paradigm is that foreign policing expertise is good and domestic is mildly toxic. We really should get over this inferiority complex.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The independent Policing Authority, which will oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána, came into operation on January 1st. The Garda Síochána (...)

The existing law in Northern Ireland only allows for abortions in cases where a woman’s life is at risk or there is a serious risk to her mental or physical health. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can copy the Northern Ireland legal action that led to a ruling that its abortion laws breach the Europ(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visiting the scene of last week’s fatal fire at the halting site in Carrickmines , Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

A parish priest has criticised statutory agencies for failing to act on a report drawn up over four years ago, which highlighted appalling living c(...)

Syrian refugees walk along the Istanbul-Edirne highway in an attempt to cross the Turkish-Greek border in Edirne, a city in the west of Turkey. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

Aid agencies have criticised European ministers for failing to reach an agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees, calling on the EU to replace sm(...)

Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, in his office on Great Strand Street, Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund.

Every morning, on the way up to his office in a building off Dublin’s north quays, the Ombudsman for Children passes his job description, which is wri(...)