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#Discrimination

# discrimination - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Dec 11th 2014, 8:19 PM 11,181 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# discrimination - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
# Section 37
# Section 37

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,885 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# discrimination - Monday 20 October, 2014

Chinese pub worker gets €10,000 payout for sex and race discrimination
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Chinese pub worker gets €10,000 payout for sex and race discrimination

Oct 20th 2014, 10:25 AM 20,334 Views 51 Comments

Hours and pay were cut “without warning” because the woman was the only non-Irish worker, tribunal told.

# discrimination - Friday 26 September, 2014

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
# Employment Equality
# Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

Sep 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 401 Views 61 Comments

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# discrimination - Monday 15 September, 2014

Receptionist wins €63k for victimisation and reduced hours after maternity leave
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Receptionist wins €63k for victimisation and reduced hours after maternity leave

Sep 15th 2014, 11:14 AM 24,722 Views 25 Comments

In a separate case, the HSE was found not to have discriminated against a young man with a number of health issues.

# discrimination - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers
# Equality
# Equality

It will soon be illegal to discriminate against gay teachers

Sep 9th 2014, 1:36 PM 17,122 Views 187 Comments

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he will be working on the amendment in the coming months.

# discrimination - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect
# Ferguson
# Ferguson

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

Aug 16th 2014, 11:34 AM 11,811 Views 52 Comments

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.

# discrimination - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case
# Equality
# Equality

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case

Jul 22nd 2014, 8:53 AM 24,075 Views 190 Comments

The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.

# discrimination - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men
# Gender Inequality
# Gender Inequality

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Jul 14th 2014, 9:02 AM 5,276 Views 17 Comments

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# discrimination - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue
# Atheists
# Atheists

Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue

Jul 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 476 Views 128 Comments

An amendment to the Employment Equality Act will prevent religious-run hospitals and schools from dismissing employees for being a lone parent, a divorcee, or LGBT – but not for being an atheist.

# discrimination - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Jun 28th 2014, 1:13 PM 12,320 Views 56 Comments

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# discrimination - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos
# Employment
# Employment

Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos

May 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 18,500 Views 107 Comments

73 per cent were “unlikely to employ someone” who had a lot of tattoos.

# discrimination - Monday 5 May, 2014

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children
# Crocus Project
# Crocus Project

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

May 5th 2014, 3:42 PM 9,710 Views 170 Comments

The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.

# discrimination - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country
# ADC Memorial
# ADC Memorial

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

May 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 42 Views 31 Comments

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers

May 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,154 Views 30 Comments

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# discrimination - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...
# Business
# Business

Opinion: Women CEOs more likely to be fired? Here we go again ...

Apr 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 50 Views 37 Comments

Female CEO are more likely to be fired, according to a new report. Let’s look at the possible reasons for this finding.

# discrimination - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
# Inequality
# Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Apr 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 43 Views 25 Comments

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# discrimination - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:47 PM 13,642 Views 96 Comments

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

# discrimination - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave

Mar 18th 2014, 10:00 PM 61,511 Views 114 Comments

The Equality Tribunal said Lisa Mullen was subjected to a “range of unlawful treatment and comments” by her employer.

# discrimination - Sunday 2 March, 2014

44 cases of racism and discrimination were reported in the first two months of the year
# Immigrants
# Immigrants

44 cases of racism and discrimination were reported in the first two months of the year

Mar 2nd 2014, 2:55 PM 8,469 Views 101 Comments

Over half of the reports have been classed as ‘serious criminal offences’.

# discrimination - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant

Feb 18th 2014, 8:45 AM 22,319 Views 134 Comments

The Equality Tribunal ordered the Gaelscoil to pay his parents €750.

# discrimination - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 43,436 Views 257 Comments

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

# discrimination - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?
# In Their Own Words
# In Their Own Words

What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland?

Feb 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 20,439 Views 83 Comments

“Immigration officials laughed at us.”

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.
# Pride
# Pride

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

Feb 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 883 Views 178 Comments

I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights
# Equality
# Equality

"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights

Feb 4th 2014, 2:08 PM 8,427 Views 78 Comments

The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.

# discrimination - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school

Jan 28th 2014, 2:22 PM 11,951 Views 107 Comments

The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.

# discrimination - Monday 20 January, 2014

Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim

Jan 20th 2014, 9:33 AM 29,584 Views 99 Comments

The woman claimed she was discriminated against by her employer after being racially abused by a customer.

# discrimination - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Jan 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,198 Views 16 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 71 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# discrimination - Friday 17 January, 2014

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 49,215 Views 203 Comments

One of the women says that the refusal to attend the suicide awareness charity event was ‘devastating’.

# discrimination - Sunday 15 December, 2013

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers
# EasyJet
# EasyJet

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

Dec 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 12,875 Views 22 Comments

In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.

# discrimination - Friday 29 November, 2013

ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live
# Eu Market
# Eu Market

ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live

Nov 29th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,104 Views 15 Comments

The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.

# discrimination - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case

Sep 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,563 Views 38 Comments

The Equality Tribunal has found that the Prison Service did not have “fair and transparent” selection processes in place.

# discrimination - Friday 23 August, 2013

Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped
# Racist Slurs
# Racist Slurs

Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped

Aug 23rd 2013, 10:57 PM 15,311 Views 23 Comments

Deen was dropped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath she had used racial slurs in the past.

# discrimination - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against

Aug 20th 2013, 10:01 AM 13,133 Views 17 Comments

The Employment Equality Tribunal ordered the HSE to pay almost the maximum in compensation to a woman it failed to suitably accommodate.

# discrimination - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"
# Ireland
# Ireland

Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"

Aug 11th 2013, 3:57 PM 8,518 Views 197 Comments

iReport.ie has seen 60 reports detailing racism in less than one month, said ENAR Ireland.

# discrimination - Monday 1 July, 2013

50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council
# Racism
# Racism

50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council

Jul 1st 2013, 7:05 AM 5,690 Views 113 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said that the incidents have all been reported to it since the launch of a major awareness campaign.

# discrimination - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress

Jun 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 3,618 Views 8 Comments

But one judge said that the law is necessary to protect against “second generation” barriers to voting.

# discrimination - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

May 17th 2013, 7:26 AM 5,080 Views 79 Comments

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

# discrimination - Monday 29 April, 2013

5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland
# Racism
# Racism

5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland

Apr 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 12,317 Views 173 Comments

On public transport, in offices, on the street and in neighbourhoods: The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the reported incidents of racism has grown significantly.