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Political Reaction to Equality Authority Board Crisis

January 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Equality, Equality Authority, Irish Politics

You may remember that Pat Rabbitte and Dermot Ahern went head to head before Christmas on the cutting of the budget of the Equality Authority. Last night Labour’s Spokesperson on Justice released a statement in reaction to the resignation of 5 members of the authority. Today’s resignation of five more directors of the Equality Authority […]

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Resignation letter of Equality Authority Board Member

January 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Equality, Irish Politics

I’ve received a copy of the resignation letter of David Joyce, Congress Equality Officer and ICTU representative on the board of the Equality Authority. In the letter the impact of the 43% on the budget of the authority combined with the refusal of the Minister to meet with the board to discuss their proposals for […]

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Five More Equality Authority Board Members Resign

January 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

Five more members of the board of the Equality Authority have resigned. David Joyce from ICTU, Louise McDonnell a senior official in IMPACT (Public sector trade union) and Frank Goodwin from the Carers Association have informed the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern that the authority can no longer fulfill it’s core […]

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‘That is very, very rare’

January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

Niall Crowley, former CEO of the Equality Authority has given an interview in today’s Irish Times to Kathy Sheridan.  It says everything some of us knew already – the campaign against Equality and civil and human rights in this country is a very dirty business. ‘…The “storm clouds? had been gathering since September 2007, when […]

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Board memberships on the double

December 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Equality

I’ve been busy doing nothing except being a bit ill, not eating a lot and watching Darts and despairing at Israel and the lack of leadership from anywhere else in the world on the situation. Received an interesting comment today on the Equality Authority Issue (which won’t be going away anytime soon!). Look at the […]

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