A 200-year-old law preventing wards of court from marrying has been repealed following a legal challenge.
Published 4 February 2021
A former midwifery student at Queen's University Belfast has settled a disability discrimination case against the university for £20,000.
Published 4 December 2020
The government has published a consultation draft of Ireland's first state report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was ratified by the State in 2018.
Published 3 December 2020
Geraldine McGahey, chief commission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, notes the continued importance of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Published 3 December 2020
A man with an intellectual disability has gone to the High Court to challenge laws preventing him from marrying.
Published 19 November 2020
The Court of Appeal has overturned the ruling of then-president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, refusing to adjourn an inquiry into whether a man with a moderate learning disability who wanted to marry should be made a ward of court.
Published 11 August 2020
The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS).
Published 16 June 2020
Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled.
Published 9 June 2020
Disabled people working in the legal profession face outmoded practices that hamper their efforts to build successful careers, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University.
Published 30 January 2020
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will tomorrow launch a new research report examining the experiences of prisoners with disabilities, and the difficulties they face navigating prison services.
Published 14 January 2020
A new legal code of practice will be brought forward by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to promote greater employment of disabled people, the body has said.
Published 7 October 2019
Workplace Relations Commission: Man with severe speech impediment awarded €15,000 in disability discrimination complaint
A man who was terminated without notice after working with a machinery manufacturing company for nearly a year has been awarded €15,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.
Published 2 October 2019
Deirdre Malone, partner in the employment team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, considers the latest developments in a long-running disability discrimination case.
Published 5 September 2019
The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “tasks” and “duties” when interpreting the legislation.
Published 1 August 2019
BT has lost an appeal against the finding that it was liable for disability discrimination for failing to make reasonable adjustments in its recruitment process for a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Published 31 July 2019