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The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998. It was established on 18th October 1999.

The Equality Authority replaced the Employment Equality Agency, and has a greatly expanded role and functions. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which the public generally have access on nine distinct grounds.

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission designate today April 11th 2014, advised the Minister for Justice and Equality of the outcomes of its deliberations of Section 37 of the Employment Equality Acts.
IHREC welcomes publication of IHREC legislation and calls for strengthening of provisions
IHREC (designate) publishes Observations on IHREC Bill 2014 which acknowledge improvements on the 2012 General Scheme and which draw attention to parts of the Bill where further improvements could be made.
Traveller Article of Great Concern to Equality Authority The Equality Authority notes with great concern the tone and content of Brenda Power's opinion piece in today's Daily Mail.
Today (March 21st) is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) (designate) reaffirms its commitment to eliminating racism and all forms of racial discrimination.
Roma: One People - Many Lives  - 19th February 2014
Photo Exhibition Launch for 28th February
Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business - 4th February 2014
A series of free ‘Taking Care of Business’ one-stop-shop events for SMEs will take place around the country in spring 2014;
ROMA- One People many lives - 19th November 2013
Roma, One People - Many Lives, is the title of a photographic exhibition being developed by the Equality Authority, Nasc and Pavee Point to challenge stereotypes of Roma people - Roma: One People - Many Lives, A Photographic Exhibition.
The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Equality Authority invite tenders for the development of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s corporate visual identity in advance of its establishment in 2014.
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