A rights body complained to the Workplace Relations Commission about property rental ads on Daft.ie including terms such as ‘rent allowance not accepted’, ‘suit family or professionals only’, and ‘would suit young professionals’.

Property website Daft.ie has agreed to withdraw an appeal it made against a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision which found adverts it hoste(...)

Ex-gratia scheme arises from  ECHR case won seven years ago by Louise O’Keeffe (above), who was abused in the 1970s by Leo Hickey, then principal of the national school in Dunderrow. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

The revised Department of Education scheme for compensating people who suffered sexual abuse while in day schools has been criticised on two separate (...)

Travellers number just 31,000 people, or about 0.7 per cent of the population

Publication by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) of a raft of “equality reviews” of local authorities’ compliance with their huma(...)

A Traveller site off Belcamp Lane in Dublin7:  Dublin City Council has not sought to build a halting site since 2013. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Repeated failures by local authorities to spend Traveller accommodation budgets, to accurately count how many Travellers live in their areas and to re(...)

Councils cite structural issues around how funding is allocated and draw-down, objections by settled residents and planning delay.

A “lack of transparency” in how councils are spending Traveller accommodation budgets is highlighted in a hard-hitting series of reports published on (...)

 In 2014, the European Court of Human Rights found that Ireland had failed to protect Louise O’Keeffe from  teacher Leo Hickey when she had been at school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Courts

Ireland continues to withhold redress from alleged victims of sexual abuse in schools seven years after the European Court of Human Rights judgment wo(...)

ICCL executive director Liam Herrick: State will put itself in “very difficult position” with Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill as it stands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill contains a “troubling vagueness” on the definition of harmful online content as well as other “poorly defi(...)

In a submission to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, IHREC  suggested  the number of judges on the proposed new body should be increased so they constitute at least half the commission. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Attorney General should not be a member of the proposed new Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(...)

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman says the Government is developing a ‘fairer economy’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has approved amendments to forthcoming legislation on the gender pay gap that it says will strengthen enforcement. Once implemented, (...)

Shane Corr,   senior civil servant at the Department of Health, says he has seen dossiers containing sensitive information on children and their families who were involved in legal actions against the State.  Photograph: RTÉ

The Department of Health must publish the independent review into its practice of compiling dossiers on children with autism without their consent as (...)

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