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(...)

Chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan (centre) with commissioners Heydi Foster Breslin (left) and Salome Mbugua(right) Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has expressed concern about reports that some women have had difficulties accessing legal abort(...)

Long-standing IHREC concerns were confirmed last year when the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) directed Amnesty International in Ireland to return a €137,000 donation from a philanthropic foundation, used to campaign for the removal of the Eighth Amendment. The case ended when Sipo acknowledged its procedures had been “procedurally flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Government to change the wording of the Electoral Act, concerning donations f(...)

Black non-Irish people are five times more likely to experience discrimination when seeking work, the research found. Photograph: iStock

Black Irish citizens are twice as likely to experience discrimination in seeking employment as white Irish residents and black non-Irish people are fi(...)

Victims are not eligible for compensation if they were an abuser’s first victim or if the abuser’s other victims had declined to come forward for whatever reason.

The Ombudsman for Children and the State’s human rights watchdog have urged the Government to greatly expand the redress scheme for children abused in(...)

Joella Dhlamini (16) with her teacher Elaine Mills: “Everyone thinks Irish history is boring but I want to know everything about it. My favourite taoiseach is Seán Lemass because Ms Mills loves him.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. It was Christmas and the then 14 year old w(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it was not the responsibility of victims to avoid being targets of hate crime. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Specific legislation is needed to crack down on hate crimes which remain under-reported in Ireland, a new report has said. The “Lifecycle of a Hate C(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  chief commissioner Emily Logan said “rights must not only be recognised, but must also be vindicated through the State’s services and our laws”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thirteen court cases involving the right of refugees to family reunification have been notified to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHR(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission chief commissioner Emily Logan: “Many people now wish to continue to work for longer.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s equality watchdog has issued guidance on the use of compulsory retirement ages which it warned could be a form of discrimination. Under Iri(...)

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