OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
EQUALITY OFFICER'S DECISION NO: DEC-S2001-021
Bernard, Richard & Thomas Joyce
Liz Delaney's Pub, Coolock
(Represented by D C Shaw & Co, Solicitors)
File No. ES/2001/91-93
Date of Issue 19/12/2001
Key words:Equal Status Act 2000 - Direct discrimination, section 3(1) - Membership of the Traveller community, section 3(2)(i) - Supply of goods and services, section 5(1) - Admission to pubs - Establishment of a prima facie case - Risk of disorderly conduct, section 15(1)
This dispute concerns complaints by Bernard, Richard and Thomas Joyce that they were discriminated against, contrary to the Equal Status Act 2000, by the management of Liz Delaney's Pub, Coolock.
The complainants maintain that they were discriminated against on the Traveller community ground in terms of sections 3(1) and 3(2)(i) of the Equal Status Act 2000 in not being provided with a service which is generally available to the public contrary to Section 5(1) of the Act.