Tarlaíonn idirdhealú ar an bhforas míchumais nuair a dhéileáiltear le duine le níos lú fabhair ná mar a dhéileáiltear le duine eile, mar go bhfuil míchumas ar dhuine amháin agus nach bhfuil ar an duine eile, nó mar nach ionann an míchumas atá orthu.

‘Disability’ is defined broadly to includes, physical, intellectual, learning, cognitive, emotional or medical conditions.

Membership clubs – a sports club for example – are one of the services covered by the Equal Status Acts and, as a general rule, cannot discriminate on any of the nine specified grounds (Age, Civil Status, Disability, Family Status, Gender, Membership of the Traveller Community, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation) under the Equal Status Acts.

Ach tá roinnt díolúintí tábhachtacha ann mar sin féin.

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Any person can apply to the District Court for a declaration that a membership club (not a nightclub) is discriminating.

If it is found to be a discriminating club and it is the first such order made against the club, the District Court can suspend a club’s certificate to sell alcohol for a period of up to 30 days. Dá bharr sin, ní féidir leis an gclub deochanna alcólacha a dhíol.

While a second or subsequent determination that a club is a discriminating club remains in effect, no certificate of registration shall be granted or renewed.

Foráiltear d’achomharc sa Chúirt Chuarda sna hAchtanna agus féadfaidh club iarratas a dhéanamh leis an gCúirt Dúiche ar dhearbhú an club idirdhealaitheach fós é.

D’fhéadfadh go mbeadh costais le híoc as caingne sa Chúirt Dúiche.

Ní dhéanann an Coimisiún um Chaidreamh san Áit Oibre cinntí faoi éilimh faoi chlubanna idirdhealaitheacha.

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We, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, have a statutory role to fight discrimination and provide information on equality and human rights in Éire. Ach tabhair faoi deara nach cúirt muid agus nach gcinnimid éilimh idirdhealaithe.

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  • Disability rights

    Disability Federation of Ireland

  • Rights of people with disabilities

    National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

  • Disability rights

    National Disability Authority

  • Intellectual disability

    Inclusion Ireland

  • Legal advice

    Free Legal Advice Centres

  • Legal aid

    The Legal Aid Board

  • Air passenger rights

    Commission for Aviation Regulation

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