Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014


Conditions of office of membership of Commission

14. (1) A member of the Commission may resign from office by notice in writing given to the President and the resignation shall take effect on the day on which the President receives the notice.

(2) The Government may remove a member of the Commission from office, but only on one or more of the following grounds:

(a) the member has, without reasonable excuse, failed to discharge his or her functions for a continuous period of not less than 3 months prior to the date of the dismissal beginning not earlier than 6 months before the date of dismissal;

(b) the member has become incapable through ill health of performing his or her functions or has committed stated misbehaviour;

and then, and only then, where a resolution is passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas calling for the member’s removal.

(3) A member of the Commission shall cease to be qualified for office and shall cease to hold office if he or she—

(a) is an undischarged bankrupt, or

(b) is convicted of a criminal offence.

(4) A member of the Commission shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, hold office on such terms and conditions as are determined by the Government at the time of his or her appointment.