Children's Ombudsman new human rights chief
EMILY Logan is leaving her post as Children's Ombudsman to become chief commissioner of a new human rights and equality commission.
The Public Appointment Service yesterday nominated Ms Logan for the position which will be ratified by President Higgins.
The Irish Human and Equality Rights Commission Bill passed all stages in the Dail and Seanad on July 11 and it is envisaged that it will be signed into law shortly. Ms Logan has been appointed as president of the Human Rights Commission and as chair of the Equality Authority on an interim basis.
Junior Minister Aodhan O Riordain said: "Emily brings a wealth of experience from her role as Ombudsman for Children to her new responsibilities as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission."