OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF EQUALITY INVESTIGATIONS
Equal Status Act 2000
EQUALITY OFFICER'S DECISION NO: DEC-S2001-022
(Represented by the Equality Authority)
The Castle Inn, Birr
File No. ES/2001/122
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) - Service in pubs - Establishment of a prima facie case - Risk of disorderly conduct, section 15(1)
This dispute concerns a complaint by Mr Michael McDonagh that he was discriminated against, contrary to the Equal Status Act 2000, by the proprietors of the Castle Inn, Birr.
The complainant maintains that he was 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.