Emily Logan has been appointed to lead the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After 10 years as Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan is to become chief commissioner of a new State body responsible for promoting the human rights a(...)

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(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

A Co Antrim run bakery which refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage has been warned by the North’s Equality Commission that it (...)

Dolphin House residents  Debbie Doyle, Joan Kenny and Gerard Kelly are concerned about ongoing and new  delays in rectifying poor conditions in their homes in Rialto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents at the centre of a long-running regeneration saga fear further delays could cause long-term damage to their community. Despite a commitment(...)

The tribunal awarded Martin Sheil £37,500 for his unfair dismissal and £7,500 for harassment at work. 5:51

A 51-year-old Belfast docker who suffered homophobic abuse has been awarded £45,000 against Stena Line. An industrial tribunal found that Martin Sh(...)

The Convention on the Constitution has voted to afford greater constitutional protection to economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. I(...)

Margaretta D’Arcy. Prof Michael   O’Flaherty said that while he was not familiar with the details of the court judgment which had resulted in the three-month detention of the peace activist, he hoped that a “compassionate approach” would be taken towards someone who was “elderly and unwell”. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A leading human rights academic has said he is “surprised and disappointed” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton’s assertion that trade missions are “n(...)

President Michael D Higgins: remarks come amid concerns over the funding of the State’s new combined human rights and equality watchdog

National Human Rights Commissions must be strong, independent and properly resourced to pursue their important work, President Michael D Higgins has s(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at the launch of an  Irish Human Rights Commission annual report launch.  The Government says the merger   between the Equality Authority and the commission – to form the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission – will promote rights  issues in a more “efficient, effective and coherent way”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of cases taken by State equality and human rights bodies has collapsed by up to 66 per cent, according to a report to be published today.A (...)

The Bill to abolish severance pay is being sponsored by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

The Government will make good on its promise to end severance payments to retiring ministers this autumn, with new legislation planned to discontinue (...)