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Time for the Equality Authority Board to also resign?

December 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

The board of the Equality Authority are appointed by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. They are made up of representatives of ICTU, IBEC and the social partners and groups covered by the legislation. From my knowledge of some of the appointees many are committed to the goals of the Authority and the promotion of an effective equality infrastructure and practice through all sectors of Irish society.

I’m wondering where their principles lie this morning following the resignation of Niall Crowley yesterday? Angela Kerins chairs the board of an organisation that faces a 43% cut and a very disabling move to Roscrea whilst other agencies were not hit in any similar manner.

Some might say if they resign they’ll be replaced by other government appointees but a resignation by several members of the board including union and business appointees might indicate that the commitment mentioned above can’t be bought off/thought of lightly.

What else would you suggest? Lots of readers this morning googling on the issue…

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