Press Releases

The Equality Authority today welcomed two significant gender equality decisions from the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court. ‘Gender discrimination particularly in the area of pregnancy, continues to be a source of concern to us after thirty two years of gender protection equality legislation’ said Renee Dempsey, CEO of the Equality Authority. ‘It is important […]

The Equality Authority has not seen the ERA Report released to the media this morning. The Equality Authority rejects the allegation in the press release that it did not cooperate with the study. However, the reference in the press release to casework is erroneous and misleading. Approx 10% of all files termed casefiles in the […]

“This case was about whether the State allows a privilege – the selling of alcohol – to a Registered Club which limits its membership to one gender. Since this case was initiated in 2003, the Equality Authority has worked with many clubs and individuals to achieve equal rights.” “The Equality Authority welcomes this decision and […]

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision on the appeal of the outcome of the gender discrimination case taken by the Equality Authority against Portmarnock Golf Club tomorrow Tuesday November 3rd 2009 at 10.30am. Background: Portmarnock Golf Club does not allow women to be members of the club. The remit of the Equality […]

Important Case Decision in Ensuring Access to a Health Service for People with HIV Briefing Note – 30th October 2009 Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2008Goulding -v- O’Doherty The Equality Authority today welcomed the decision by the Equality Tribunal in a case where it represented a client who had been denied a health service because […]

The Irish HumaN Rights Commission (IHRC), today, called on Parliamentarians in Britain and Ireland to ensure that the commitment made in the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement to create Human Rights Commissions in Ireland and Northern Ireland was upheld through the guarantee of sufficient resources for both Commissions and through closer engagement between the Oireachtas and the […]

The State’s equality infrastructure, the Equality Authority, the Equality Tribunal and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, jointly launched a series of initiatives today to mark the 10th anniversary of the introduction of new Irish equality legislation in employment and goods and services in Dublin Castle. Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, Chairperson of the […]

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