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Is racial discrimination defined in national law?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
23/02/2012 - 12:07
Short Answer

Under Irish law discrimination is illegal in the provision of goods, facilities and services available to the public generally, schools and other educational establishments, the provision of accommodation and in relation to membership of private registered clubs. In addition to this discrimination on the grounds of ‘race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins’ is forbidden.

Qualitative Info

The information can be found in the Irish Statute Book and from the Equality Authority of Ireland and comes from the Equality Act 2000 and Employment Equality Act 1998. The Employment Equality Act forbids discrimination on 9 grounds; gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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