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#Discrimination

# discrimination - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'
# Rental Bias
# Rental Bias

'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'

Feb 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,331 Views 45 Comments

Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.

# discrimination - Monday 6 February, 2017

'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'
# Ageist Ireland?
# Ageist Ireland?

'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'

Feb 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,885 Views 28 Comments

There needs to be a cultural shift when it comes to employing older people, writes Tom Neville TD.

# discrimination - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'

Jan 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 9,570 Views 54 Comments

All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.

# discrimination - Friday 9 December, 2016

Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred
# Geert Wilders
# Geert Wilders

Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred

Dec 9th 2016, 11:35 AM 8,694 Views 140 Comments

The judges said there was “insufficient evidence” his words amounted to incitement to hatred.

# discrimination - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'He called my son a monkey and black b****rd': Rise in reports of racist incidents
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'He called my son a monkey and black b****rd': Rise in reports of racist incidents

Dec 8th 2016, 11:45 AM 21,544 Views 124 Comments

In one reported incident, children were sprayed with bleach by other kids in their neighbourhood.

# discrimination - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry

Nov 17th 2016, 8:39 PM 44,826 Views 0 Comments

They said they were turned away because they had come from the Traveller conference which was being held next door.

# discrimination - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

Nov 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,376 Views 16 Comments

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# discrimination - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

Oct 25th 2016, 10:15 AM 40,160 Views 307 Comments

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

# discrimination - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:42 PM 38,254 Views 35 Comments

The boy suffers from severe allergic reactions after ingestion of wheat-based foods followed by physical exercise.

# discrimination - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Michelle Mulherin accuses GAA of discrimination after failing to get an All-Ireland ticket at the last minute
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Michelle Mulherin accuses GAA of discrimination after failing to get an All-Ireland ticket at the last minute

Sep 15th 2016, 5:24 PM 67,871 Views 195 Comments

A GAA spokesman said that it’s not true to say their ticketing rules have changed since the 2015 final, when Dublin dethroned champions Kerry.

# discrimination - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school
# WRC
# WRC

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:23 AM 20,726 Views 58 Comments

Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.

# discrimination - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Drivers 'spat at, punched and kicked' in racist incidents on public transport
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Drivers 'spat at, punched and kicked' in racist incidents on public transport

Aug 9th 2016, 6:03 AM 22,033 Views 136 Comments

There were 240 racist incidents reported in Ireland last year, and a fifth took place on our public transport system.

# discrimination - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 16,250 Views 50 Comments

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# discrimination - Monday 4 July, 2016

European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay
# David Parris
# David Parris

European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay

Jul 4th 2016, 6:15 AM 18,490 Views 0 Comments

David Parris has taken Trinity College to the European Court of Justice over its refusal to transfer his pension to his partner of 30 years in the event of his death.

# discrimination - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people

May 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 10,989 Views 161 Comments

“We are still witnesses, and in some cases, victims of injustices,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

# discrimination - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive

Mar 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 18,852 Views 11 Comments

The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.

# discrimination - Monday 22 February, 2016

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack
# Islamophobia
# Islamophobia

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:06 AM 37,677 Views 301 Comments

A new report from the Immigrant Council of Ireland highlights anti-Muslim racism in the capital.

# discrimination - Thursday 21 January, 2016

American Muslims sue airline for €10 million after being kicked off flight
# New York
# New York

American Muslims sue airline for €10 million after being kicked off flight

Jan 21st 2016, 11:03 PM 26,422 Views 72 Comments

The men were ejected from a flight Toronto to New York last month, allegedly because the pilot was “uneasy” about them.

# discrimination - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant

Jan 19th 2016, 6:10 AM 33,416 Views 43 Comments

An Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been discriminated against on grounds of her gender and family situation by her employer, the National Cancer Registry Board.

# discrimination - Monday 18 January, 2016

Four men allegedly kicked off a flight for looking 'too Muslim'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Four men allegedly kicked off a flight for looking 'too Muslim'

Jan 18th 2016, 1:17 PM 24,542 Views 73 Comments

The men were travelling from Toronto to New York.

# discrimination - Saturday 12 December, 2015

People with black-sounding names have a harder time finding rooms on AirBnB, research shows
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

People with black-sounding names have a harder time finding rooms on AirBnB, research shows

Dec 12th 2015, 10:29 AM 11,516 Views 25 Comments

Profiles using names like Kristen and Brad had an easier time booking accommodation than profiles using names like Tamika and Jamal.

# discrimination - Friday 4 December, 2015

WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'
# Jenchesky Santiago
# Jenchesky Santiago

WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'

Dec 4th 2015, 11:01 PM 75,525 Views 37 Comments

“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”

# discrimination - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
# Bad Taste
# Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,195 Views 224 Comments

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# discrimination - Sunday 25 October, 2015

School ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after discriminating against separated dad
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

School ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after discriminating against separated dad

Oct 25th 2015, 7:45 AM 45,465 Views 123 Comments

The complainant had been asked to provide legal evidence of his custody rights.

# discrimination - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Woman put on leave after telling employer she was pregnant awarded €12,000
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Woman put on leave after telling employer she was pregnant awarded €12,000

Sep 26th 2015, 6:01 AM 22,677 Views 27 Comments

The company claimed there was no suitable alternative work for her.

# discrimination - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'She called me handicapped and spat in my face': Abuse faced by Irish people with intellectual disabilities
# Bullies
# Bullies

'She called me handicapped and spat in my face': Abuse faced by Irish people with intellectual disabilities

Aug 23rd 2015, 7:30 AM 20,488 Views 51 Comments

Workshops are being held in Dublin to help people with intellectual disabilities deal with bullying behaviour.

# discrimination - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door

Aug 13th 2015, 6:47 PM 48,623 Views 112 Comments

Families in emergency accommodation were issued with strict rules restricting their access to hotel facilities.

# discrimination - Friday 17 July, 2015

Minimum-wage employee who was working 70 hour weeks while heavily pregnant receives €55,000 in compensation
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

Minimum-wage employee who was working 70 hour weeks while heavily pregnant receives €55,000 in compensation

Jul 17th 2015, 11:08 PM 47,288 Views 52 Comments

Polish national Ewelina Gacek has won her case against €uro 50 store at the Equality Tribunal.

# discrimination - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

Jul 8th 2015, 8:20 PM 16,352 Views 18 Comments

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

# discrimination - Monday 6 July, 2015

'They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people'
# Discrimination In Ireland
# Discrimination In Ireland

'They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people'

Jul 6th 2015, 11:59 AM 20,272 Views 74 Comments

A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has led to calls for a better complaints system for migrants who experience discrimination at the hands of public officials.

# discrimination - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k
# Employment Rights
# Employment Rights

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

Jun 19th 2015, 8:23 PM 41,789 Views 59 Comments

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# discrimination - Monday 1 June, 2015

America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

America's highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie 'model' job

Jun 1st 2015, 5:55 PM 36,744 Views 113 Comments

Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.

# discrimination - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Bakery in 'gay cake' row to appeal discrimination ruling
# Donut Judge Us
# Donut Judge Us

Bakery in 'gay cake' row to appeal discrimination ruling

May 28th 2015, 2:36 PM 14,581 Views 172 Comments

The McCarthur family said they came to the decision after consulting legal advisers.

# discrimination - Friday 22 May, 2015

Ashers bakery to stick to birthday cakes after gay cake row
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Ashers bakery to stick to birthday cakes after gay cake row

May 22nd 2015, 11:15 PM 13,703 Views 85 Comments

The company doesn’t want any more controversy.

# discrimination - Monday 18 May, 2015

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub

May 18th 2015, 4:33 PM 31,787 Views 135 Comments

JD Wetherspoon had denied any wrongdoing.

# discrimination - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

It's not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour...
# Depressing
# Depressing

It's not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour...

May 6th 2015, 6:15 AM 17,681 Views 85 Comments

Non-nationals and certain ethnicities are reporting worrying (and varying) levels of employer bias, and apparently the recession has nothing to do with it.

# discrimination - Friday 17 April, 2015

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”

Apr 17th 2015, 5:35 PM 27,096 Views 52 Comments

Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.

# discrimination - Thursday 16 April, 2015

A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger
# Ginger Power
From The Daily Edge
# Ginger Power

A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger

Apr 16th 2015, 8:40 PM 8,104 Views 3 Comments

This would put Irish schools out of business, WHAT.

# discrimination - Monday 30 March, 2015

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'
# Religious Freedom
# Religious Freedom

'We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again'

Mar 30th 2015, 10:37 AM 15,590 Views 98 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

# discrimination - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class
# Germany
# Germany

Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class

Mar 14th 2015, 4:30 PM 15,693 Views 109 Comments

The issue has been a major topic of debate in Germany.