Emily Logan

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The IHREC said it had written to Mr Flanagan to “set out . . . its determination that upcoming appointments to the Commission should be carried out in line with international standards”. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has told Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that an independent process should be run to rea(...)

’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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A sign in Derry calling for no border in Ireland . File photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Brexit threatens to make Irish citizens in Northern Ireland “second-class citizens” after the UK leaves the European Union, an Oireachtas committee ha(...)

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