Press Releases

A Report which analyses the challenge of delivering equality in Ireland, North and South was presented in Belfast today by the Equality Authority and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The Research report – “Charting the Equality Agenda” by Katherine Zappone was jointly commissioned by the two equality bodies to develop a framework for equality […]

The Equality Authority is hosting an event called Identity at the Crossroads for lesbians, gays and bisexuals with disabilities in the Erin Room, Dublin Castle on Friday June 29th at 7.30 pm as part of Gay Pride Week. Guest speakers include the Director of Outreach at the Policy, Ethics and Life Science Research Institute, Newcastle […]

An award totalling £40,000 has been made against Dublin Corporation in a victimisation case supported by the Equality Authority. An employee of Dublin Corporation who had successfully proven discrimination against the Corporation in relation to a promotional position was found to have been victimised as a result of her previous case, and has been awarded […]

“The low participation rates of women and the virtual absence of minorities in political parties and democratic institutions is a clear indicator of inequality in society and is an indictment of our model of democracy. Power and powerlessness is a key dimension to the problem of inequality.”, Niall Crowley, CEO of the Equality Authority said […]

The Equality Authority has read with concern the reports on developments in Rathkeale relating to the education of young Travellers as published in today’s newspapers. “Schools are bound by the Equal Status Act which addresses discrimination in access to education across nine grounds including the Traveller community. It is important that some parent’s councils do […]

The Equality Authority welcomes the first successful case under the Equal Status Act 2000 as published by the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations (ODEI), awarding £300 each to two Travellers who were refused more than one drink in a public house. “This decision opens up a new body of case law in the […]

“The year 2001 should be a watershed in our efforts to create a more intercultural society as it is the year of the UN Global Conference against Racism”, said Equality Authority CEO Niall Crowley, in a statement marking International day against Racism – March 21st 2001. “Ireland should take the lead in developing such initiatives […]

The Equality Authority will hold its Board meeting in Sligo on Thursday 22 February as part of Sligo Equality Week. “ We are delighted to be visiting Sligo as part of a series of events to mark equality issues from February 19-24” said Niall Crowley, CEO Equality Authority. “We are building on our commitment to […]

The Equality Authority has been awarded £8,000 as compensation for the effects of discrimination under Section 6 (1) and 6 (2)f of the Employment Equality Act 1998, when an Equality Officer found that Ryanair discriminated on grounds of age in a job advertisement for a Director of Regulatory Affairs stating “we need a young and […]

“If your Child is Gay or Lesbian “ …is a new report published by Parent’s Support, a voluntary group of parents of gay or lesbian children, designed to assist parents in dealing the issue of “coming out” in the family context launched today, by Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Dr […]

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