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'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination
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'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination

Apr 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 29,739 Views 0 Comments

Traveller women who were surveyed said businesses may deploy “sneaky ways” to refuse them service.

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
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Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds

Apr 28th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,221 Views 19 Comments

The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.

'We have gone to the matches and the showers weren't working. That's the reality'
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'We have gone to the matches and the showers weren't working. That's the reality'

Apr 6th 2022, 12:00 PM 15,371 Views 5 Comments

Amy Lee discusses the issues facing female GAA players, the evolution of camogie and Davy Fitzgerald’s role in the Rebels camp.

'Unacceptable' for Qatar officials to take rainbow flags from fans at World Cup
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'Unacceptable' for Qatar officials to take rainbow flags from fans at World Cup

Apr 1st 2022, 1:55 PM 7,460 Views 8 Comments

An official for the host country’s government said flags could be confiscated from people to protect them from being attacked by others.

Government must act on women’s equality issues, rally told
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Government must act on women’s equality issues, rally told

Mar 5th 2022, 5:30 PM 14,107 Views 55 Comments

Hundreds attended the National Women’s Council of Ireland event outside Leinster House in Dublin.

People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
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People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system

Feb 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 25,102 Views 0 Comments

Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.

Human Rights Commission calls on Irish government to address legislative gaps on hate crime
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Human Rights Commission calls on Irish government to address legislative gaps on hate crime

Feb 11th 2022, 7:48 PM 7,650 Views 10 Comments

The Commisson said that legislation needs to be strengthened to deal with inequality gaps.

Campaigner says 2021 was 'watershed moment' for women's safety in wake of Sarah Everard murder
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Campaigner says 2021 was 'watershed moment' for women's safety in wake of Sarah Everard murder

Dec 28th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,052 Views 0 Comments

Police Officer Wayne Couzens was convicted for kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard.

22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women
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22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women

Dec 14th 2021, 6:14 PM 23,525 Views 42 Comments

Nine consuls general are also to be appointed in the UK, US, India, Canada and France.

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities
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DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities

Jun 30th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,946 Views 4 Comments

There were no significant differences in reports of wellbeing and bullying, however concerns were raised at the higher level of unauthorised absences in DEIS schools.

New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents
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New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents

Jun 24th 2021, 5:52 PM 10,957 Views 68 Comments

It comes after pressure to make the system more welcoming for LGBT+ people.

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
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‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 39,036 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

‘We are seeing changes’: Sister of George Nkencho calls for solidarity ahead of inquest
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‘We are seeing changes’: Sister of George Nkencho calls for solidarity ahead of inquest

Jun 18th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,641 Views 0 Comments

The formal inquest into George Nkencho’s death opens on Monday, but will be adjourned due to the ongoing GSOC investigation.

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
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Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

Jun 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 11,188 Views 45 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho
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Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho

Jun 16th 2021, 7:33 PM 11,550 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman met the Garda Commissioner to ask what the force is doing to improve relationships with ethnic minority communities.

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday
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More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday

Jun 16th 2021, 6:19 PM 7,964 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will be joining Waterford Mayor Damien Geoghegan, after two separate incidents where the flags were taken down.

'It's a historic event for Irish rugby with significant benefits for the women's game'
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'It's a historic event for Irish rugby with significant benefits for the women's game'

May 28th 2021, 12:48 PM 3,910 Views 1 Comment

Leinster Rugby has voted to grant women’s AIL clubs and players senior status.

Camogie saga 'not fair on players' and joy at seeing €2.4 million injection for GAA funding parity
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Camogie saga 'not fair on players' and joy at seeing €2.4 million injection for GAA funding parity

May 10th 2021, 7:51 PM 3,979 Views 0 Comments

Four-time All-Ireland winner Katrina Parrock says the ongoing issues regarding the 2021 schedule are not fair on players.

Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages
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Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages

Apr 1st 2021, 1:51 PM 10,482 Views 39 Comments

The Netherlands was home to the world’s first legal same-sex marriages two decades ago.

British royal family to consider possible appointment of diversity chief
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British royal family to consider possible appointment of diversity chief

Mar 21st 2021, 2:50 PM 65,919 Views 39 Comments

Buckingham Palace is understood to be working on plans around diversity, which would include LGBTQI+ and disability issues.

HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers
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HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers

Dec 10th 2020, 7:51 PM 8,469 Views 0 Comments

During the economic crisis, Section 39 organisations were told by the HSE to cut staff pay – but they were not restored.

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
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Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 16,886 Views 57 Comments

Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.

Legal test case to be taken against the Irish government over the way private pensions are taxed
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Legal test case to be taken against the Irish government over the way private pensions are taxed

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:46 PM 50,319 Views 16 Comments

Chairman Ross McCarthy says ISME is taking the action to solve “inequality” between public and private pensions.

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
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Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 46,281 Views 0 Comments

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

Male players 'carry more responsibility' than females - US Soccer Federation on equal pay row
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Male players 'carry more responsibility' than females - US Soccer Federation on equal pay row

Mar 10th 2020, 11:35 PM 6,359 Views 17 Comments

The United States women’s team is suing the USSF over gender discrimination.

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland
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'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 4:33 PM 76,232 Views 53 Comments

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

Solutions, not problems: Changing the narrative of workplace equality
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Solutions, not problems: Changing the narrative of workplace equality

Dec 5th 2019, 5:22 PM 5,149 Views 7 Comments

To make a real difference, and fast, campaigners want to nail down practical resolutions.

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
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One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household

Nov 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 22,998 Views 48 Comments

The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February
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First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

Nov 19th 2019, 7:28 PM 8,328 Views 23 Comments

It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
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'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 21,174 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'
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'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'

Sep 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,491 Views 1 Comment

A unique human rights arts festival run by Smashing Times takes place in Dublin this month.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time

Aug 3rd 2019, 3:17 PM 50,951 Views 61 Comments

Today is the first time the taoiseach attended the Belfast pride parade which is highlighting the theme of marriage equality.

'Does being gay mean you can’t be a good footballer? No. So let's crack on' - Dyche
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'Does being gay mean you can’t be a good footballer? No. So let's crack on' - Dyche

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:34 PM 27,627 Views 30 Comments

The Burnley boss says nobody in his dressing room would have an issue with the sexuality of a team-mate.

US women's soccer team set for mediation with governing body over discrimination lawsuit
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US women's soccer team set for mediation with governing body over discrimination lawsuit

Jun 21st 2019, 7:39 PM 20,824 Views 53 Comments

Lawyers for the players filed a lawsuit in March demanding equal pay and conditions to their male counterparts.

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn
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'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

Jun 12th 2019, 1:08 PM 11,053 Views 74 Comments

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

'A different era now': It's captivating but there's a wider context to the Women's World Cup we can't forget
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'A different era now': It's captivating but there's a wider context to the Women's World Cup we can't forget

Jun 7th 2019, 6:54 PM 2,384 Views 3 Comments

The tournament should be celebrated and enjoyed but also represents a platform where important issues should not be ignored.

Both parents in some female same-sex relationships can now be named on a child's birth certificate
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Both parents in some female same-sex relationships can now be named on a child's birth certificate

May 23rd 2019, 1:57 PM 150,666 Views 134 Comments

The bill became law today on the fourth anniversary of the marriage referendum.

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage
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Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

May 17th 2019, 10:07 AM 9,485 Views 27 Comments

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'
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'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Apr 25th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,271 Views 0 Comments

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'
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Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,866 Views 13 Comments

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

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