Press Releases

Ireland will be appearing for the first time before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva on the 2nd and 3rd March 2005. Ireland ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2000 and its first National Report under CERD was submitted in early…

The Equality Authority today host a consultation conference with carers and carer organisations. The consultation was organised to assist their work on carer issues. The Equality Authority have convened an advisory committee to prepare a report on implementing equality for carers. Addressing the conference, Niall Crowley, CEO of the Equality Authority, highlighted change and diversity…

Significant Award to deter discrimination against those with mental health problems The Equality Authority today welcomed a landmark award totalling €57,900 euros by the Labour Court in respect of an employee who was found to have been discriminated against on the grounds of his disability. The Labour Court was considering two separate claims in relation…

‘Diversity at School’ was launched by the Equality Authority today, Thursday, 27th January, 2005. This new publication explores the issues of diversity across the nine grounds covered by the equality legislation as it relates to equality and education provision. Niall Crowley, CEO of the Equality Authority, speaking at the launch stated that “Schools are a…

The Equality Authority has welcomed the significant award made by the Equality Tribunal in a case of sexual harassment and victimisation. The Equality Authority represented the claimant in the case of Ms A vs. A Contract Cleaning Company. The complainant was awarded €21,000, the equivalent of 104 weeks salary which is the maximum allowed under…

‘Serving the Community’ was launched today [16th November 2004] in Nolan’s Supermarket in Clontarf, Dublin. This is a joint publication of the Equality Authority and RGDATA (the representative association for independent grocery outlets nationwide). ‘Serving the Community’ is a guide for shops on providing a service to people with disabilities. It encourages retailers to make…

‘An Equality Driven Health Service: How to Get There’ is the title of a conference held today in the Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin. It is jointly hosted by the Equality Authority and the Irish Medical Organisation. The conference Provided information on equality legislation and its implications for health service providers. Examined the commitment to…