According to today’s Observer, the European Commission has told the UK Government that it must change a new Equality Law as the exemption proposed for Religious bodies contravenes ‘an EU directive prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of a person’s sexual orientation.’ The law allowed religious groups to discriminate against gay employees “so as to avoid conflicting […]
Entries Tagged as 'European Commission'
November 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Equality, Religion
June 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Irish Politics, Lisbon
Yesterday French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he would come to Ireland to help campaign for the Lisbon Treaty to be accepted by Irish voters. ‘Mrs Merkel and I will do everything we can to help the Irish make the choice for Lisbon,’ he told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris. […]
March 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized
Across the EU this weekend groups of citizens are debating the question ‘What do you think the EU can – and should – do to shape our economic and social future in a globalised world?’ In Dublin Castle 50 independently selected Irish Citizens are debating questions set by facilitators and using ‘deliberative polling’ to come […]