Emily Logan

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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(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: “We have encouraged children out of the darkness into the sunshine and then left them exposed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The message that “it’s okay not to feel okay” is getting through to children and young people. Most know it is no longer taboo to raise your hand and (...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the appointments ‘bring significant legal, academic and practical expertise’ to the organisation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has appointed five new members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Mr Higgins presented the warrants of a(...)

Blackrock College was among those schools who resisted the plans to abolish the so-called “old school tie” provision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ombudsman for Children has said there is “no justifiable reason” to allow schools to give children of past pupils priority in their enrolment. At(...)

A section of law under which 93 people are detained, including 15 in the Central Mental Hospital (above), has been declared unconstitutional Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A section of the mental health law under which 93 people are currently involuntarily detained, including 15 in the Central Mental Hospital, has been d(...)

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(...)

The IHREC’s chief commissioner, Emily Logan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Almost half of Irish adults believe “some cultures are superior to others” while almost 20 per cent believe “some races/ethnic groups are born less in(...)

A garda working on the Border between counties Cavan and Fermanagh. Human rights groups have warned the EU’s draft Brexit treaty risks breaching the  Belfast Agreement by creating a difference in human rights protections on the island of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

People in Northern Ireland should continue to be entitled to EU citizenship and to vote in European elections post-Brexit, a north-south committee on (...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it would draw on the ‘diverse experience’ of the seven individuals in the course of its work.

Seven people have been nominated as members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission following a row over the selection process. The commiss(...)

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