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Is class action or actio popularis possible? (court claims or action in the name of a group)

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
23/02/2012 - 17:00
Short Answer

Class action is not on the Irish Statute Book, in order to take a case there must be a single, named victim. Though the Law Reform Commission recommended the introduction of multi party litigation in 2005, it still remains the case that Ireland does not allow for class action suits.

Qualitative Info

The Law Reform Commissions report on multi party litigation can be read at

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, Religious intolerance, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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