Equality Bodies

Legal conference on equality protections in goods and services on 21 May 2010 in Dublin

On 21 May 2010, the Equality Authority, the Irish equality body, will organise a legal conference focusing on equality protections in goods and services in Dublin.

The Equality Authority will hold a legal conference on the theme of equality protections in goods and services. The conference is aimed at an EU and Irish audience of legal practitioners, policymakers, academics, students, Equality NGOs and social partners.

The speakers will include:

  • Professor Mark Bell, University of Leicester will discuss the anticipated impact of the proposed new EU directive, including in terms of the treatment of multiple discrimination;
  • Lilla Farkas of the Migration Policy Group will address race and education in a comparative EU context;
  • Dr Tony McGlennan from the Bar of Northern Ireland will explore religion and sexual orientation and their interface from a Northern Ireland perspective;
  • Colm O Cinneide, University College London will discuss multiple discrimination and the distinctions between discrimination grounds in EU law;
  • Geraldine Hynes, solicitor with the Equality Authority, will examine caselaw on financial services;
  • Carol Ann Woulfe, solicitor with the Equality Authority, will speak about disability discrimination in education;
  • Garret O’Neill, solicitor with the Equality Authority, will look at discrimination and public housing accommodation services, caselaw and progress made.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Nial Fennelly, Judge of the Supreme Court (Ireland) and former judge of the European Court of Justice, will be one of the two conference chairs.

Admission to the conference is free. A full conference programme will shortly be available on the Equality Authority website:

If you would like to attend this conference, please return the attached booking form by email to>] by Monday 10 May 2010. Please ensure that you save the completed [registration form as a Word 1997/2003 file, and include the words “Expanding Equality Protections” in the subject line.

Event details
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Address: Dublin, Ireland
21 May 2010, 9.30AM – 4.30PM

Downloadable file

Booking form (Word, 101Kb)



This conference is co-funded by the European Union under the PROGRESS Programme 2007-2013

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