’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Irish adults spend more than 30 hours a week on unpaid care provision and housework, the third-highest level in Europe according to new research. Th(...)

Emily Logan of the IHREC. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) says every local authority must state whether or not they are complying with human rights oblig(...)

Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan accused the Government of ‘normalising’ homeless. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The Government has “exacerbated” the housing and homelessness crises by its policy choices, the Human Rights Commissioner has warned. In a strongly w(...)

The State and its agencies “remain wedded to approaches that do not work” in areas involving direct provision for asylum seekers and in social housing, according to Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State and its agencies “remain wedded to approaches that do not work” in direct provision for asylum seekers and in social housing, according to E(...)

Since January 2016 “housing assistance” has been a ground on which it is explicitly illegal to discriminate in the letting of housing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is “systemic discrimination” by landlords against people dependent on housing benefits and it is “unreasonable” to expect individual victims alo(...)

A dental clinic has agreed to pay a woman €10,000 after a dentist refused to treat her after she disclosed that she had HIV. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire.

A dental clinic has agreed to pay a woman €10,000 after a dentist refused to treat her after she disclosed that she had HIV. The dentist is also to p(...)

A decision by a company to discrimatorily dismiss a man with dyspraxia was informed by a health and safety officer carrying out a Google search on the disorder, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A decision by a company to dismiss a man with dyspraxia was informed by a health and safety officer carrying out a Google search on the disorder, the (...)

AIB said there was no ill intention towards the man or Syrian nationals whatsoever

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered Allied Irish Bank (AIB) to pay a Syrian dentist €4,000 over its refusal to open up a bank account(...)

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (3rd from right), with from left; Brian Doyle, Immanuel Jayden Chirwa, Kelvin Akpaloo, Fathi Mohamed, Christina Burlacu, Bushra Tanveer and Farah Elle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Racism fuelled by populist nationalism is not as significant a problem in Ireland as in certain other countries but “isolated incidents” should serve (...)

Mosney refugee reception centre in county Meath. Figures for mid-February show 6,290 people living in direct provision centres scattered around the country.

In March 2000, at the dawn of Ireland’s direct provision system, the Department of Justice issued a detailed statement on how it saw the future. In t(...)

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