Month: January 2018

Joint Committee Stage for the Private Bill on the Socio-Economic Ground of Discrimination

On 24 January Niall Crowley the Equality and Rights Alliance Chair & Anne Lyne, ERA board member represented many NGOs at Joint Oirechtas Commitee on Justice and Equality as they discussed the Private Bill to include the socio-economic status as a ground for discrimination to be banned by Equal Status legislation.

The transcription of the debate here!

More about the steps of the Private Bill here!

See also the video here!

The European Committee of Social Rights says Ireland lacks adequate overall and coordinated approach

On 24th January 2018, the European Committee of Social Rights published its Conclusions 2017 in respect of 33 States on the articles of the European Social Charter relating to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” showing 175 situations of non-conformity and 228 situations of conformity with the provisions of the Charter.

General conclusion here!

Here is the report of the Committee review of Ireland.

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