Emily Logan

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 Emily Logan said the poverty experienced by more than half the 5,000 Roma living in the State was ‘relentless’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Roma children in Ireland are going to school “starving” due to high levels of poverty, a leading member of the community said on Thursday. Gabi Munt(...)

  Rado Rostas and his niece Liza at home in north inner city Dublin, where eight people share two beds and the heating does not work: “Roma In Ireland: A National Needs Assessment” examines the Roma experience in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than half the Roma people in Ireland are living in consistent poverty, a study has found. Many Roma households have no income other than through(...)

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(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says  there should be access to abortion services “for reasons of a risk to the life, health or wellbeing of the woman, socio-economic or family circumstances, pregnancy due to rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Government’s human rights watchdog, will on Wednesday call on the Government to introduce a refere(...)

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(...)

Since January of last year the Equal Status Act 2016 has prohibited discrimination against anyone seeking rented accommodation while in receipt of rent supplement or other welfare payments

Discrimination in the rental accommodation market was the issue most commonly raised with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission last year, ac(...)

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 (...)

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