Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) is a coalition of over 170 civil society groups and activists in Ireland.  Our members represent women, older people, children, minority ethnic people, people with disabilities, workers, migrants, Travellers, gay, lesbian and transgender people, parents, carers and many more who protest the Irish Government’s undermining of our equality, human rights, anti-racism and anti-poverty institutions. 

Our mission is to defend and strengthen the equality and human rights statutory infrastructure.

Make your voice heard. Join Equality & Rights Alliance now!

Nov 2014 seminar



Council of Europe comments on need for human rights protections in Ireland


Nils Mui┼żnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Dec 7th

Following his recent visit to Ireland, the COE Commissioner for Human Rights has written to Minister Alan Shatter on a number areas of concern, including the imminent merger of the Equality Authority and IHRC and the merger of the Equality Tribunal with other employment redress forums . 

Read the Commissioner's letter to Minister Shatter in full Here

Read response from Minister Shatter Here


Presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality & Defence


Wed July 4th

ERA Coordinator presenting to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality & Defence

on the heads of the Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2012


Read the full transcript of the Oireachtas Committee briefing here

ERA members present petition to Minister Alan Shatter


May 10th 2012

ERA present a petition  to Minister Shatter, on the proposed merger of the
Equality Authority and IHRC.

Ahead of an ERA Oireachtas briefing hosted by Senator Katherine Zappone, ERA called  on the Governent to stop sweeping equality & human rights under the carpet.

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