Chief equality commissioner Emily Logan: “The case highlights that discrimination continues to be experienced by Travellers.” Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Traveller family who were refused access to a funeral home to wake their son have been awarded maximum compensation of €6,384 by the Equality Tribun(...)

Emily Logan  took over as  chief commissioner designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission last week. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The newly-appointed head of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said the organisation has concerns about the lack of an independent ins(...)

Within couples, women experienced sharper falls in disposable income than men across all income groups, according to an ESRI report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Women who are married or co-habiting have been hit significantly harder by Government austerity policies than their male counterparts, new research(...)

Of six social issues under investigation, Ireland performed particularly poorly on poverty prevention, coming in 21st in a 28-country comparison. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading German policy foundation has called on Ireland to do more to boost opportunities for its vulnerable population instead of retaining a narr(...)

Sinéad Gibney, the social action manager at Google, has been appointed  director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

The head of Google’s social action division has been appointed director-designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Sinéad Gibney wi(...)

Broden Giambrone, chief executive of Transgender Equality Network Ireland, said under the Bill married transgender people would have to choose between ‘their families and the legal recognition of their true identities’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The retention of a requirement in the latest version of the Gender Recognition Bill that states applicants for legal gender recognition must be single(...)

Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to be nominated as chief commissioner of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Logan will step(...)

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch as Watson and Holmes: sharing a flat but not a bed

Curious thing, the decline of male friendship. In the wildly popular BBC series Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the cha(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, announcing the Workplace Relations Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After eight reports and almost a decade of discussion, a major overhaul of the State’s workplace relations bodies moved a step closer yesterday when t(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham yesterday said the judgment would be given on or before October 19th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A seven-judge Supreme Court will rule by October on the State’s appeal against a decision the genetic parents of twins born to a surrogate are entitl(...)