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 (...)

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(...)

The Circle at St Patrick’s Institution, North Circular Road, Dublin.

For years there have been demands for St Patrick’s Institution to close its doors. Drawing heavy criticism both domestically and abroad, its decommiss(...)

Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan: “We shouldn’t be using lesser standards against which to judge ourselves.”

Sandwiched between Jordan and Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland is “not the worst” performer when it comes to promoting women’s rights, says Chief Comm(...)

 “Wouldn’t it be great if the history of the Traveller people, and our culture,  was taught in the schools?” James Reilly at the Traveller site in Clonshaugh, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Father of three James Reilly (34) lives with his family in St Dominic’s Park, on the site of a former dump, off the Malahide Road in Coolock. Some 22 (...)