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Are special/positive measures for securing advancement and protection of certain racial or ethnic groups widely adopted and implemented?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
24/02/2012 - 16:36
Short Answer

Though the possibility of positive action is provided for in Irish legislation, the only widespread program being implemented concerns members of the travelling community under the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998. The removal of the Irish language requirement for entering the police force can also be considered positive action.

Qualitative Info

The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998: Each major housing authority must adopt a 5 year program to provide Traveller accommodation in their area. The act also allows these authorities to provide loans to members of the travelling community.

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) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas 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
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