‘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(...)

It is  illegal for a landlord to refuse to show a property to a person in receipt of rent supplement or Housing Assistance Payment, though they can refuse to let to someone who cannot afford the rent. File photograph: Getty Images

Home rental ads which discriminate against tenants in receipt of rent allowance are still appearing on property websites, despite their being illegal (...)

 A child at his apartment window, in the unfinished estate of Belmayne, Dublin in 2011. Photo FRAN VEALE

Earlier this year, myself and another colleague from the planning department of Dublin City Council were called in by the management and told that the(...)

Gareth  Lee sued the Co Antrim-based barkery after it refused an order placed at its Belfast city centre shop in May 2014. He was seeking a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the motto ‘Support Gay Marriage’ for an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been given leave to become involved in a Christian-run bakery’s appeal against being found to have discriminat(...)

The couple claimed they fled China out of fear the husband would be forcibly sterilised, as his wife had been, following the birth of their second child.  File photograph: Getty Images

A Court of Appeal decision means the Refugee Appeals Tribunal must reconsider a Chinese couple’s application for refugee status in Ireland on grounds (...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The decision by President Michael D Higgins to sign the International Protection Bill (on immigration procedures) into law without referring it to the(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company, talk to the media outside Belfast High Court where the Christian bakery owners, who were found guilty of discriminating against a gay man, are appealing against the decision. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

An appeal in the so-called Bert and Ernie “gay cake” case was adjourned on Wednesday following a late intervention by the Northern Ireland Attorney Ge(...)

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 Irish Deaf Society is calling for the recognition of Irish Sign Language as an official language. Photograph: Thinkstock

Minister for Children James Reilly was challenged on his knowledge of child poverty rates at a United Nations committee today. Addressing the UN Com(...)