DCU law student Tega Amrabure: ‘I think there is a need for more anti-racism education in school, and it needs to happen from an early age’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How many ethnic minority students go to college in Ireland? Nobody seems to know – and it’s putting a generation at risk of being left behind. Race, (...)

File photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equality legislation must be amended to prevent employers, landlords and other services from discriminating against people because of previous crimina(...)

Christian Aid Ireland says that profit generated in Ghana, for example, is moved to Ireland, leaving the African nation with less money to spend on services for children. File photograph: Getty

The United Nations is to examine whether Irish policies contribute to tax abuse by companies that harms children’s rights in other countries. Campai(...)

Dr Frank Conaty of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Laura Hutton

People with disabilities cannot be expected to “just go into a freezer” in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, and their families need supports(...)

The Black Lives Matter movement has shone an ‘uncomfortable light’ on the unspoken reality of racism and racial discrimination in Ireland, said the commission.

Ireland’s treatment of Travellers has created a “dark shadow” over Irish democracy for decades while Irish people still struggle to show tolerance tow(...)

Residents of a direct provision centre at the former Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen received a letter from the HSE on Friday stating that ‘restrictions on movement’ were being extended for another two weeks. Image: Google Streetview.

Around 75 asylum seekers who have been quarantined in a direct provision centre in Co Kerry for a fortnight have been told they must stay indoors for (...)

Gardaí stop and question people at a checkpoint on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State’s human rights watchdog has called for more oversight on whether policing powers given to the Garda during the coronavirus crisis “are being(...)

 Salome Mbugua: “She is a mother and is trying to provide for her family [and] be productive. It’s a denial of rights that should not be accepted at all,” she said.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has criticised the “bizarre” and “discriminatory” refusal to issue learner driver permits to p(...)

Shelly Gaynor, from Swords and Dermot Lowndes, from Fairview, in the IHREC offices, speaking about the barriers facing people with disabilities when going to vote. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will not vote on Saturday because they cannot – whether due to disability, illiteracy, infirmity or because they have never been s(...)

A Government agency has been ordered to pay €2,500 to an asylum seeker over its refusal to issue the Pakistani man with a learner driving licence. At(...)

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