A demonstartion for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dail. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Friday morning the Supreme Court formally ruled the ban on asylum seekers’ right to work as unconstitutional. This means that as of February 9th, w(...)

 Betty Purcell: was not reappointed to IHREC and has complained  to the Public Appointments Service (PAS) about the interview process. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is delaying the announcement of seven new human rights commissioners pending a legal submission challenging the (...)

Further conditions of the settlement were that the staff involved attend a course of equality training and that the four men not speak publicly about the case.   Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Anti-racism training should be provided to all bar staff, according to the director of the Traveller support organisation, Pavee Point. Ronnie Fay wa(...)

Emily Logan,  chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission:  the commission will discuss concerns among civil society groups about Ireland’s electoral funding laws.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

Foreign donations from legitimate organisations to Irish human rights campaigning groups should not necessarily have to be returned, Emily Logan, the (...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger is to call for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to announce its views next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment may make a decision as early as next week on whether to recommend repealing or replacing th(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of IHREC: “a decade on from Ireland signalling its intention to ratify this UN protocol, substantial progress has yet to be made”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has yet to ratify a UN agreement allowing for the inspection of places of detention despite the then government signing it a decade ago today.(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish men receive an average of 41 per cent more than women in their pension payments, the Citizens’ Assembly will hear today. Emily Logan, chief com(...)

Emily Logan: concerned  “blanket anonymity rules” on decisions made by the Workplace Relations Commission was closing down public debate around issues of discrimination. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A lack of transparency around cases of discrimination at work is pushing people away from reporting abuse and harassment to the Workplace Relations Co(...)

The Immigrant Council has indicated  its preference is for asylum seekers to be granted the right to work at six months, which is commensurate with the timescale for deciding on asylum applications. Photograph: Getty Images

A ruling by the Supreme Court that a ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional has been hailed as “unqualified good news” by immigrant rights (...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, says it is important that graduates entering the workplace are aware of employment rights. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Young, free and hopeful, you’re about to enter the workforce. You’ve a lot to prove and you’re determined to shine. But do you know your rights? How c(...)

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