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#Equality

# equality - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# equality - Thursday 8 May, 2014

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

Here’s a profile of what you need to know about her background and political experience.

# equality - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: 'She just makes sense'

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

# equality - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Sandberg: 'If you want to do something nice for your wife, don't buy flowers, do the laundry'

Sheryl Sandberg talks gender equality, women leaning in, asking for raises and not being afraid to be ambitious.

# equality - Friday 11 April, 2014

Column: 'Traditional' marriage? It hasn't always been between a man and a woman

Many opponents of marriage equality espouse the values of ‘tradition’ and believe sanctioned unions have always been between a man and a woman … but that’s not true, writes Peter Ferguson.

# equality - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character

The petition says the show encourages “abuse of transgender people”.

# equality - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges

The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.

# equality - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom 'The Centre'

The group TENI said the programme is a throwback to the dark ages of television and RTÉ should do better.

# equality - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Daintree's new manager says gay cake-toppers are more than welcome

The store is now under new ownership and has already been stocked with same sex wedding invitations.

# equality - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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.

Varadkar tells all-male lunch that 'real change requires courage'

The Transport Minister said that Ireland should embody “justice, opportunity and equality”.

# equality - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# equality - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

# equality - Saturday 8 March, 2014

International Women's Day protest takes place in Dublin Girl Power This post contains images

International Women's Day protest takes place in Dublin

The protest took place outside the Central Bank this afternoon.

Make a day of International Women’s Day

A protest and soapbox event is due to take place in Dublin today.

# equality - Friday 7 March, 2014

Fewer than one in five Irish companies have woman on the board

Women are under-represented while support among executives for gender quotas drops.

# equality - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Irish politicians call on New York parade to include LGBT banners Equality This post contains videos

Irish politicians call on New York parade to include LGBT banners

Averil Power says not allowing banners in the New York parade is “discriminatory, unfair and completely out of touch with the values of modern Ireland”.

# equality - Sunday 23 February, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland

Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.

In Your Words: Experiencing homophobia in Ireland

Sine a request for your stories last week, we have been inundated with correspondence. Here is just a selection of your experiences.

# equality - Friday 21 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# equality - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

# equality - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life

Society has come on leaps and bounds but some words are yet to disappear. Queer, puff, faggot, unnatural and perverted…are all still hurled at men and women in today’s Ireland. Here are stories from seven members of the LBG community.

# equality - Friday 14 February, 2014

Donal Óg Cusack is campaigning for gay rights in Russia

The hurling legend is handing out lovehearts to promote the plight of LGBT people.

# equality - Sunday 9 February, 2014

US government expands legal rights for couples in same-sex marriages

All federal courtrooms and prisons will recognise same-sex marriages.

# equality - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship By George

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

# equality - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

"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.

# equality - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette

Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.

# equality - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?

A report released earlier this week about levels and experiences of racism in Ireland has provided an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in our country, writes James Carr.

# equality - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From The42 Gatland recommends quota system is considered for future Lions tours Equality

Gatland recommends quota system is considered for future Lions tours

The Welsh head coach has suggested that there is a need to ensure equal representation.

# equality - Monday 16 December, 2013

Irish Prison Service to pay €85,000 to three employees over equality issues

The three cases were taken to the Equality Tribunal on gender discrimination grounds.

# equality - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage

There were tears outside the courthouse today as week-old marriages were annulled.

# equality - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message

The NUIG Legion of Mary society was suspended for its ‘Purity Matters Initiative’.

# equality - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Lisa McInerney: It’s nice that the f-word is no longer such a dirty one

A few months ago the word “feminist” was strictly taboo for pop stars, but now they’re falling over themselves to identify as feminists, writes Lisa McInerney

# equality - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Washington Post writer gives some useful advice to homophobic parent Sex Change

# equality - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland?

The Department of Justice will be considering the legal position of prenuptial agreements as part of legal reforms.

# equality - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Kids' wonderful reactions to gay marriage Equality

WATCH: Kids' wonderful reactions to gay marriage

These kids are more accepting than a lot of adults.

# equality - Monday 28 October, 2013

From The42 'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin Equality

'Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,' insists Putin

The Russian president made the promise despite the country’s new controversial law.

# equality - Friday 11 October, 2013

Today is 'National Coming Out Day'

Events taking place today hope to inspire people to live openly and confidently, without fear of prejudice.