Press Releases

The Equality Authority welcomes the recent Labour Court decision regarding the discriminatory constructive dismissal of an employee due to pregnancy. The employee was the only graphic designer employed by the company and was therefore regarded as a key employee. The employee informed her employer of her pregnancy. Following one day’s illness she returned to work…

A Report entitled ‘Implementing Equality for Older People’ is being launched today by the Equality Authority. It identifies the problem of ageism, challenges the exclusion of older people and seeks change in their situation and experience. Speaking at the launch of the Report, the Chief Executive of the Equality Authority, Niall Crowley, related the issue…

The Equality Authority today launched a new report entitled ‘Implementing Equality for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals’. The Equality Authority was assisted in the preparation of this report by an advisory committee involving gay and lesbian organisations, the social partners and representatives of Government Departments. The recommendations made by the Equality Authority provide an agenda for…

The Equality Authority welcomes the decision of the Equality Officer of the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations in the case of David Sweeney vs The Ship Inn, Sligo. The manager of the Ship Inn refused service to Mr. Sweeney. This was stated to be on the basis of a previous incident on the…

The Equality Authority welcomes the decision of the Equality Officer of the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations in the case of David Sweeney vs The Ship Inn, Sligo. The manager of the Ship Inn refused service to Mr. Sweeney. This was stated to be on the basis of a previous incident on the…

The Equality Authority and The National Women Council of Ireland today hosted a seminar that explored a new vision for gender equal society. The Seminar contributes to the preparation of the Irish National Plan for Woman. The Seminar was addressed by Marie Donnelly head of the gender unit in the EU Commission. Niall Crowley CEO…

The Equality Authority and The National Women Council of Ireland today hosted a seminar that explored a new vision for gender equal society. The Seminar contributes to the preparation of the Irish National Plan for Woman. The Seminar was addressed by Marie Donnelly head of the gender unit in the EU Commission. Niall Crowley CEO…

The Equality Authority has welcomed the new report ‘Strategic Policy Framework for Equality Issues’ of the National Economic and Social Forum. “This report establishes the terms for debating and for further developing our approach as a society to equality”, stated Niall Crowley, Chief Executive of the Equality Authority. “The emphasis on mainstreaming equality – creating…

The Equality Authority has welcomed the new report ‘Strategic Policy Framework for Equality Issues’ of the National Economic and Social Forum. “This report establishes the terms for debating and for further developing our approach as a society to equality”, stated Niall Crowley, Chief Executive of the Equality Authority. “The emphasis on mainstreaming equality – creating…

Last year 12% of the caseload of the Equality Authority under the Employment Equality Act referred to incidents of sexual harassment and harassment on new grounds such as race, sexual orientation and disability in particular. At the launch of the Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment in the Workplace, Kate Hayes Chairperson of…