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From TheJournal.ie Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect Ferguson

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

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

From TheJournal.ie Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case Equality

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men Gender Inequality

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Discrimination against the non-religious is being allowed to continue Atheists

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law Gay Rights

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos Employment

Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children Crocus Project

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country ADC Memorial

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

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

From TheJournal.ie Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter Alan Shatter

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Worker awarded €80k for being told her job no longer existed after maternity leave Tribunal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 44 cases of racism and discrimination were reported in the first two months of the year Immigrants

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

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

From TheJournal.ie School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant Discrimination

School discriminated against a student because he was Protestant

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What is it like living as a transgender person in Ireland? In Their Own Words

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

“Immigration officials laughed at us.”

From TheJournal.ie Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay. Pride

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights Equality

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school Discrimination

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim Discrimination

Lithuanian woman awarded €34k in Mayo discrimination claim

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

From TheJournal.ie Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case Travelling Community

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

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

From TheJournal.ie EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers EasyJet

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

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.

From TheJournal.ie ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live Eu Market

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prison officer recovering from cancer awarded €80,000 in employment tribunal case Equality Tribunal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped Racist Slurs

Racial and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen dropped

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against Discrimination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in" Ireland

Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"

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

From TheJournal.ie 50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council Racism

50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council

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

From TheJournal.ie US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress Supreme Court

US voting rights provision struck down for not reflecting racial progress

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

From TheJournal.ie Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report Homophobia

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

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

From TheJournal.ie 5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland Racism

5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland

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.

From TheJournal.ie Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user Discrimination

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user

Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women Discrimination

Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women

In a survey, both male and female professionals said demanding family commitments was the reason for not taking up the opportunity.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie €24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union Discrimination

€24,000 payment for sexual orientation discrimination at Credit Union

GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality network, has welcomed the news.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us

And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.