Press Releases

The Equality Authority welcomes the decision of the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations (ODEI) – the Equality Tribunal in awarding 5,000 euro to an employee of the North Eastern Health Board. The decision of the Equality Officer of the ODEI stated that the employee was harassed at the organisation’s Christmas party because of…

The Equality Authority welcomes the recent decision of the Labour Court in relation to an employee who was discriminated against due to a hearing impairment. The employee worked as a service receptionist. Shortly after the commencement, he was informed that there appeared to be a problem with communicating on the telephone. The claimant wore a…

The 2001 Annual Report of the Equality Authority launched today by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Michael Mc Dowell, T.D., reveals an 800% increase in casework from 119 cases to 1,066 cases – a dramatic increase in people wishing to bring discrimination claims. Minister McDowell states ” Considerable progress has been…

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…