Minister for Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman: ‘I am very conscious that we can’t allow certain groups that might want to portray this as some sort of promotion of one category of person seeking housing against another.’ File photograph: Keith Arkins Media

Asylum seekers provided with own-door accommodation in the community will not be taking housing that could go to households waiting many years for soc(...)

The committee is examining a Bill to legislate for the examination and possible exhumation of mass graves at mother and baby homes. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The remains of mothers and babies buried in sites once run by religious orders should “where possible” be returned to their families, and their mass g(...)

Strasbourg-based Committee of Social Rights says “local authority housing tenants continue to live with inadequate housing”  and many Traveller sites “are in poor condition, lack maintenance and are badly located”.

The human rights of local authority tenants and of Travellers continue to be violated by inadequate housing and housing that is damp, mouldy and rat-i(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

The IHREC advises that the offence of people smuggling as currently drafted in the Bill must be revised ‘to ensure legal certainty’. Photograph: iStock

A proposed Government Bill geared at combatting the trafficking of human beings is “entirely silent on the rights and protections” of people smuggled (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin seemed determined to  express as much misery and misfortune as possible  in his speech on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Irish have dozens of ways to express misery and misfortune, and Taoiseach Micheál Martin seemed determined to pack as many of them as possible int(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman at the publication of the White Paper on direction provision at the Department of Health in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The expertise of the Housing Agency will be “crucial” in developing a new accommodation system for asylum seekers to replace direct provision, the Min(...)

Garda checkpoints related to Covid-19: The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission warns of a tendency “to blur the distinction between the regulations and public health advice, making the content of the law unclear”. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The State’s human rights watchdog has raised concerns about Covid-19 restrictions, saying aspects of how laws have been formulated, enforced and commu(...)

New code defines bullying as “repeated inappropriate behaviour... which could be reasonably regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity at work”. File photograph: iStock

A new code of practice on workplace bullying has urged employers to take “robust preventative approaches” and ensure “clear, transparent procedures a(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said efforts to speed up the application process have been “seriously impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Asylum seekers are waiting nearly 18 months for their applications to be processed by the International Protection Office (IPO) despite the Governmen(...)

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