Appointments to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

 

31 May 2018

 

The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, today welcomed the appointment by President Higgins of seven members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

 

Minister Stanton said: “A strong, independent human rights and equality Commission is vital to ensuring that the rights of people are protected and vindicated and that human rights and equality is at the heart of the work of our public service. The Commissioners designate reflect a broad range of experiences and backgrounds and will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their new roles.”

 

The seven members appointed join Chief Commissioner Emily Logan and seven existing Commission members, putting the Commission at its full complement of fifteen. In accordance with the 2014 Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act, this ensures a continuing gender balance with eight women and seven men.

 

ENDS

 

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The Commissioners appointed are as follows:

 

 

They will join Chief Commissioner Emily Logan and Commissioners Orlagh O’Farrell, Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Sunniva McDonagh, Teresa Blake, David Joyce, Prof. Ray Murphy, and Fidele Muwarasibo, whose term will expire on 31 October 2019.