Emily Logan

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Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: she said the commission “remains concerned that the current legal position in relation to abortion puts in place barriers which impede a woman’s right to bodily autonomy.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s rejection of 16 recommendations from the United Nations on women’s reproductive rights was raised at a session of the UN’s Human Righ(...)

The Department of Justice has said over two-thirds of those identified as being in the direct provision system for more than five years have now had their cases completed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Government to “move without delay” in implementing in full the recommendation(...)

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The death of a man in disputed circumstances 14 years ago is to be investigated by a new statutory inquiry, the Department of Justice has said. The i(...)

North’s First  Minister Arlene Foster was the subject of a photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper asking students to identify Northern Ireland’s First Minister left some students scratching their heads(...)

The European Committee of Social Rights  on Monday ruled Travellers’ human rights were being violated in Ireland due to the ongoing failure to provide adequate accommodation. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Department of Justice and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) have clashed over whether a European ruling on Travellers’ right(...)

The European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where Frances Fitzgerald is speaking on Wednesday. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is in Geneva to face questioning before the United Nations on Ireland’s human rights record. Sh(...)

We Can Quit participants Elizabeth Ashe and Maura Corry with John McCormack, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Andres Poveda

I’m at a seminar on advancing gender equality in healthcare. Words such as genderproofing services, gender-sensitive approaches and gender mainstreami(...)

People gathered to mark International Roma and Traveller Day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Levels of poverty among the Roma community are so extreme that in many case several families share a single room, a Roma advocate has said. Pavee Po(...)

‘The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission  suggested both institutions might be in dereliction of their duties.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recent row about discrimination by landlords between the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission came an(...)

Emily Logan: Landlords are still declaring that they will not accept rent supplement tenants

Tenants receiving State rent allowances who allege they have faced discrimination by landlords will not have their complaints heard until next year, t(...)

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