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#Equality

# equality - Friday 27 February, 2015

NUI Galway says questionnaire about menstrual cycles did not decide who got jobs
# Equality
# Equality

NUI Galway says questionnaire about menstrual cycles did not decide who got jobs

Feb 27th 2015, 1:12 PM 20,056 Views 77 Comments

The forms were given to them upon receiving a job offer.

# equality - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Supreme Court reject appeal alleging discrimination against Traveller student
# Judgement
# Judgement

Supreme Court reject appeal alleging discrimination against Traveller student

Feb 24th 2015, 3:35 PM 33,227 Views 131 Comments

The school gives priority to pupils whose fathers attended.

# equality - Monday 23 February, 2015

Watch Patricia Arquette's feminist speech that 100% won Oscars 2015
# Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Equality

Watch Patricia Arquette's feminist speech that 100% won Oscars 2015

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:12 AM 3,884 Views 6 Comments

Meryl gave her a standing ovation.

# equality - Sunday 22 February, 2015

'If I was a young gay person, I'd have a spring in my step after Enda's comments'
# Equality
# Equality

'If I was a young gay person, I'd have a spring in my step after Enda's comments'

Feb 22nd 2015, 3:07 PM 17,538 Views 190 Comments

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said Kenny’s call for a yes vote in the marriage referendum is deeply significant.

# equality - Friday 20 February, 2015

McDonald's did not discriminate against an Irish woman because of her nationality
# Equality Tribunal
# Equality Tribunal

McDonald's did not discriminate against an Irish woman because of her nationality

Feb 20th 2015, 6:36 PM 41,902 Views 53 Comments

The Equality Tribunal said that the majority of staff in fast food are not Irish.

# equality - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

'Absolutely ridiculous': Labour's equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet
# Tweet Storm
# Tweet Storm

'Absolutely ridiculous': Labour's equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet

Feb 18th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,751 Views 64 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is baffled by some of the responses to his tweet this morning

# equality - Saturday 14 February, 2015

'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'
# Society
# Society

'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'

Feb 14th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,649 Views 54 Comments

Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.

# equality - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Winner: This image of a gay couple was the best press photo taken last year
# Jon And Alex
# Jon And Alex

Winner: This image of a gay couple was the best press photo taken last year

Feb 12th 2015, 5:47 PM 32,211 Views 99 Comments

It was taken by a Danish photographer last May in Russia.

# equality - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

This little girl's letter pleading for more female superheroes is a must-read
# Wonder Girl
From The Daily Edge
# Wonder Girl

This little girl's letter pleading for more female superheroes is a must-read

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:47 PM 2,553 Views 3 Comments

‘Girls read comics too’.

# equality - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'I want to live my life as who I am' - Ireland's trans community speak out in moving video
# Recognition
# Recognition

'I want to live my life as who I am' - Ireland's trans community speak out in moving video

Jan 22nd 2015, 11:04 PM 18,337 Views 123 Comments

The proposed gender recognition legislation means the world to them but it will still exclude certain members of the community.

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:10 AM 101,788 Views 477 Comments

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# equality - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum
# Equality
# Equality

Here's the wording you'll be voting on in same-sex marriage referendum

Jan 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 48,658 Views 297 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she hopes there will be “a constructive and respectful debate” on the issue.

# equality - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Guys ordering #meninist tshirts are getting a REALLY rough time
# Meninist
From The Daily Edge
# Meninist

Guys ordering #meninist tshirts are getting a REALLY rough time

Jan 17th 2015, 1:20 PM 9,027 Views 18 Comments

Harsh words. But fair?

# equality - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

This couple's unique pregnancy announcement is the one to beat
# Preggo
From The Daily Edge
# Preggo

This couple's unique pregnancy announcement is the one to beat

Jan 14th 2015, 4:27 PM 6,838 Views 2 Comments

Just being blunt.

# equality - Friday 9 January, 2015

Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality
# Equality
# Equality

Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality

Jan 9th 2015, 10:19 AM 8,138 Views 13 Comments

This follows a decision to award Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington €70,000 last month after she was unfairly passed over for promotion.

# equality - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay
# Proud
From The Daily Edge
# Proud

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay

Dec 16th 2014, 4:17 PM 5,331 Views 8 Comments

Beautiful.

# equality - Monday 15 December, 2014

€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66

Dec 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,224 Views 11 Comments

The Equality Tribunal awarded €123,000 last month.

# equality - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

Nov 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 8,192 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

Gerry Adams says sorry for calling some unionists 'b******s'
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Gerry Adams says sorry for calling some unionists 'b******s'

Nov 25th 2014, 12:00 PM 21,590 Views 209 Comments

He made the comment at a meeting in Enniskillen.

# equality - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Nov 19th 2014, 8:43 AM 14,687 Views 132 Comments

If you want to vote in next year’s marriage equality referendum, the deadline in next Tuesday. Are you registered?

# equality - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher
# Bullying
# Bullying

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher

Nov 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 32,914 Views 13 Comments

The child had been involved in numerous other incidents of bad behaviour.

# equality - Monday 17 November, 2014

University ordered to pay €70k to lecturer passed over for promotion
# Gender Discrimination
# Gender Discrimination

University ordered to pay €70k to lecturer passed over for promotion

Nov 17th 2014, 9:50 PM 22,149 Views 37 Comments

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who lectures in botany, was discriminated against on the grounds of gender, it was found.

# equality - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'Real hope but another reality': Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland
# Same Sex Parenting
# Same Sex Parenting

'Real hope but another reality': Surrogacy and same-sex parenting in Ireland

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 22,014 Views 254 Comments

Surrogacy is happening – but Ireland’s laws need to play catch up.

# equality - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Baker who refused to make marriage equality cake told to offer compensation

Nov 6th 2014, 7:41 AM 11,115 Views 116 Comments

The cake was to have Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street on it.

# equality - Monday 3 November, 2014

This Instagram account is collecting the absolute worst men on Tinder
# Bye Felipe
From The Daily Edge
# Bye Felipe

This Instagram account is collecting the absolute worst men on Tinder

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:35 PM 11,048 Views 2 Comments

Ew.

# equality - Friday 31 October, 2014

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence

Oct 31st 2014, 12:24 PM 5,006 Views 11 Comments

President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.

# equality - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is 'proud to be gay'
# Equality
# Equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is 'proud to be gay'

Oct 30th 2014, 11:27 AM 18,275 Views 135 Comments

The 53-year-old businessman says he wants to trade-in his privacy to help others.

# equality - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night
# Pantigate
From The Daily Edge
# Pantigate

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night

Oct 14th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,721 Views 2 Comments

Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.

# equality - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

No country in the world gives women the same power, pay and rights it gives to men
# Because I Am A Girl
# Because I Am A Girl

No country in the world gives women the same power, pay and rights it gives to men

Oct 7th 2014, 4:31 PM 14,973 Views 71 Comments

Plan Ireland published a report today that highlighted gender inequality.

# equality - Monday 6 October, 2014

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco
# Equality
# Equality

British man jailed 'for being gay' in Morocco

Oct 6th 2014, 2:45 PM 23,910 Views 129 Comments

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

# equality - 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 562 Views 61 Comments

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

# equality - Monday 22 September, 2014

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too
# Equality
# Equality

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too

Sep 22nd 2014, 8:00 PM 659 Views 84 Comments

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.

# equality - Sunday 14 September, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland
# Over To You
# Over To You

In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland

Sep 14th 2014, 10:15 AM 82,545 Views 223 Comments

Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…

Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws
# Section 37
# Section 37

Gay rights group gives cautious welcome to change in discrimination laws

Sep 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 7,337 Views 65 Comments

Section 37 could be scrapped soon, allowing gay teachers to live open lives.

# equality - 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 17,159 Views 187 Comments

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

# equality - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Sep 5th 2014, 1:00 PM 164 Views 236 Comments

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# equality - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:26 PM 10,617 Views 67 Comments

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# equality - Friday 29 August, 2014

The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents
# Disowned
From The Daily Edge
# Disowned

The internet just raised €35,000 to help a gay teen who was disowned by his parents

Aug 29th 2014, 9:07 AM 5,498 Views 11 Comments

A video of Daniel Pierce’s confrontation with his parents has clocked up hundreds of thousands of views.

# equality - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Aug 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 304 Views 202 Comments

Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.

# equality - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Thousands march to demand marriage equality
# Equality
# Equality

Thousands march to demand marriage equality

Aug 24th 2014, 7:45 PM 15,075 Views 201 Comments

“If you want a republic, put a ring on it.”