A woman forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation after being trafficked into Ireland aged 14 has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: ‘Repeal of the act would have negative consequences for rights’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Belfast Agreement will be damaged if the British government carries out its pre-election pledge to repeal the UK Human Rights Act and withdraw fro(...)

Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt  along with 420 others since August 2013

  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was divided over whether to issue a call for the “immediate release” of Irish teenager Ib(...)

Cuts imposed during the financial crisis disproportionately hurt the “disadvantaged and marginalised” and must be phased out, a United Nations committee has said.

Cuts imposed during the financial crisis disproportionately hurt the “disadvantaged and marginalised” and must be phased out, a United Nations comm(...)

Russell Library in Maynooth University: general law degrees
Career Guide: Law

Not all law graduates go on to become lawyers or solicitors: it is a surprisingly general degree which can lead to a range of career options. L(...)

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager who has been imprisoned for almost two years in Egypt. The IHREC decided against making a statement on Mr Halawa’s case following correspondence with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) backed down from making a statement on the case of Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager imprison(...)

Government representatives have spent two days at the UN in Geneva explaining and defending policy decisions affecting low -income families and disadv(...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)

 People taking part in a march against homelessness and the treatment of homeless people in Dublin recently.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Today and tomorrow, Ireland’s record on protecting human rights will be considered by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Ri(...)

 A horse-drawn carriage leading an anti-austerity march in Dublin. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said that budgetary choices made by Government have led to greater deprivation and difficulty for the most vulnerable groups. File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Young people, single parents, homeless families, women and Travellers are among the groups who have been worst affected by the regressive choices ma(...)