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AWARD OF £3,000 FOR CERT TRAINEE REQUIRED TO WEAR A SKIRT. POSSIBLE IMPLICATION FOR SCHOOL UNIFORMS. A former trainee receptionist has been awarded £3,000 after an Equality Officer found that she had been discriminated against by CERT for insisting that it’s standard female uniform be worn at interview. Ms. Mary Keane, the former trainee in…

18th December 2000.   Dear Sir, I refer to the article under Marie O’Halloran’s by-line, Irish Times, December 18th 2000, concerning allegations that a man was requested to move his guide dog to another part of University Church, Stephen’s Green Dublin during Mass..The incident as reported was apparently very distressing for the person concerned. There…

A commitment to the implementation of the 3% target for the employment of people with disabilities in the public service was reaffirmed today by Dr. Rory O’ Hanlon, Leas Cheann-Comhairle. Dr. O’ Hanlon, launched a joint undertaking between the Equality Authority and Government to assist, encourage and support public service organisations to meet the 3%…

A conference for employers and trade unionists today marks the end of the ‘Anti-Racist Workplace Week’. This is a joint initiative to promote anti-racist workplaces, between Congress, IBEC, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Equality Authority. The conference is being held at the Camden Court Hotel from 11 am to 1 pm. During the…

A conference for employers and trade unionists today marks the end of the ‘Anti-Racist Workplace Week’. This is a joint initiative to promote anti-racist workplaces, between Congress, IBEC, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Equality Authority. The conference is being held at the Camden Court Hotel from 11 am to 1 pm. During the…

Niall Crowley Chief Executive of the Equality Authority expressed his organisation’s support for a Declaration for a shared committment to combat racism adopted by member states of the Council of Europe, including Ireland, in Strasbourg yesterday. In response to the Political Declaration which was made at a European Conference Against Racism Niall Crowley said: “The…

Gender equality remains a major challenge to Irish society .A large proportion of enquiries to the Equality Authority are based on the gender ground, according to its Chief Executive, Mr Niall Crowley. Addressing the European Women’s Foundation Seminar in UCD, entitled Women Building Democracy -2000 & Beyond, he stated that a gap continues to persist…

“The Equality Authority warmly welcomes today’s political agreement in Brussels byLabour and Social Affairs Ministers to implement the principle of equal treatmentbetween people of different racial or ethnic origins in the form of a binding EuropeanDirective” according to a statement issued by Niall Crowley, Chief Executive of theEquality Authority, this afternoon. The Directive was proposed…

Unprecedented progress has been made in recent years in the development of equality and in combating discrimination but considerable challenges lie ahead, Niall Crowley, Chief Executive of the Equality Authority said today at the National Economic and Social Forum’s Plenary on Equality Issues in Dublin Castle. Niall Crowley set out the continuing challenges in the…