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# Discrimination

Last month
May 2023
# Dunnes Stores
Two Roma women awarded €6,000 against Dunnes for discrimination
The judge said that the women seemed genuinely aggrieved that they had been treated unfairly.
# eileen flynn
Senator Eileen Flynn describes racism against Travellers after taxi driver refused to take her home
Senator Flynn said that she felt the discrimination “to the gut of my stomach” yesterday.
This year
# High Court
Family challenges court's finding that Cork hotel did not discriminate against them
The family claimed that despite having booked a three night stay they were denied access to the hotel.
Last year
# Under fire
Croatia fans punished for 'xenophobic behaviour'
Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan was targeted for his ethnic Serb roots.
# Josepha Madigan
'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class
The Minister of State for Special Education said that every school can access the resources necessary for inclusion
# Travel
Criticism for Ryanair as airline requires South Africans to take pre-flight test in Afrikaans
Critics of the move by Ryanair have pointed out the language’s apartheid association and that it is only the third-most spoken language in the country.
# Discrimination
Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community
The woman did not receive a response until a complaint was made under the Equal Status Act.
# Discrimination
'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination
Traveller women who were surveyed said businesses may deploy “sneaky ways” to refuse them service.
# Report
Unemployed, people with disabilities and Travellers ‘more likely to experience discrimination’
From 2004 to 2019, 12% to 18% of adults reported experiencing some form of discrimination.
Cork hotel ordered to pay €22,000 to homeless Traveller family in discrimination case
The hotel has been ordered to pay out €38,000 to members of the Travelling community since the start of last month.
All time
# Discrimination
Organic farm ordered to pay €8,000 in compensation after telling HIV-positive man to leave farm
The man alleged that after being told that he could no longer work at the organic farm, two requests to have a shower were refused.
# Universal Periodic Review
UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.
# appeal
Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.
Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.
# Discrimination
'Nice-looking girl but her father is Jamaican': Attitude to race impacted on adoption from homes
The Commission’s report also found that physical and intellectual disabilities impacted on outcomes for children.
# Discrimination
WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students
The school denied discrimination and said there is no non fee-paying Church of Ireland school in the area.
# new report
Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds
Travellers in Ireland reported having the lowest rates of employment in Europe, at just 15%.
# Discrimination
Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus
The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.
# direct provision
Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct
# Social Welfare
Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'
Over 140 people have had their welfare payments stopped after travelling abroad – but others receiving State benefits aren’t affected.
'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.
# Temporary Wage subsidy
Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.
# Discrimination
'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.
# Harassment
Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Controversy
Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.
# Discrimination
Varadkar says he is 'thankful' he hasn't had much experiences of homophobia or racism
He said he has been subjected to name-calling but never anything violent.
Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family
A mother and her two children took cases to the Workplace Relations Commission, claiming they’d been discriminated against.
# Discrimination
Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation
The man’s employer blamed the ‘communication thing’.
Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school
The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Discrimination
'Let him give up football' - Barnes criticises Sancho's racism comments
The former Liverpool star addressed comments made by Sancho regarding a recent spate of racism.
# Harassment
'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign
The Workplace Relations Commission condemned the employer for failing to stop the abuse.
# Uniform
Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban
Earlier this year the force announced a change to rules in relation to uniforms to allow the wearing of turbans and hijabs.
# Discrimination
Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.
# enough
FA welcomes players' anti-racism manifesto, warns against unilateral action
The governing body also recommended that if players are racially abused and want to walk off the pitch in protest, that they leave it to the referee.
# Explainer
Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.
# racial assumptions
'I left feeling like s**t': AIB criticised for 'presuming' Irish woman was international student
Sarah* (20) was born in Ireland to Chinese parents. She now attends the National College of Ireland (NCI).
'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal
The discrimination case was taken before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
# Discrimination
'It is really sad that things like this are happening in 2019'
Germany’s stars have condemned racist abuse aimed at two of their players.
# Discrimination
Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k
The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.
# Civil Partnership
Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites
This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.