Entries by Martina Quinn

Older People’s Rights: Pat’s Story

My name is Pat Kelly and I’m from Blackrock in Cork. I’m 72 now. When I was younger, I was a bread-van driver for 20 years and then a factory worker. In 1984, I had to have major back surgery. I had two discs removed and, subsequently, wasn’t able to work. I began caring fulltime […]

Statement by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in response to recent tragedies at a temporary Traveller halting site at the Glenamuck Road in South Dublin

In June, 2015, the Commission made a presentation to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in which it raised serious concerns regarding access and availability of affordable housing in the State and made specific recommendations to remedy the situation. In addition, the Commission, through its work and contact with individuals, is very […]