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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 (...)

The new crime victims Bill needed improvement if the most vulnerable victims were to be protected, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said

Protections and supports for victims of crime must be enshrined in legislation if the State is to be in compliance with EU law, the Irish Human Rights(...)

 Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald addressing the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Keeping children in cages is unacceptable, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. She was referring to instances she had see(...)

Members of the Travelling community and spokspersons Sandra Collins, Ronnie Fay, Tessa Collins and Tracey Reilly presenting a box of signatures to Minister Aodhan O’Riordain calling for the estableshment of a Traveller agency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Traveller advocacy group Pavee Point has welcomed the news that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has resolved to support the recognition of Traveller ethnicit(...)

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan: said the Council of Europe had contacted her with a view to visiting Ireland to investigate the treatment of Travellers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has resolved to support the recognition of Traveller ethnicity, saying the Government will begin to take steps towards this end i(...)

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan: “So there is an international momentum and concern coming up in the next few months, and for us we want to keep that momentum”

International pressure is set to grow in the coming months about discrimination against Travellers and the failure to recognise Traveller ethnicity, t(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: “The commission has an important role to play in ensuring that judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Ireland are fully implemented.” Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Council of Europe has been asked to sanction a review of how Ireland is treating people who allege they were sexually abused at school. The Iri(...)

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