Mr. Martin Collins
(represented by Northside Traveller Support Group)
Mr. Jerry Kyle, Kyle's Pub
(represented by Michael J Kennedy Solicitor)
Headnotes:Equal Status Act, 2001 - Direct discrimination, section 3(1) - Membership of the Traveller community, Section 3(2)(i) - Supply of goods and services, Section 5(1) - Refusal of service in a pub - Barred because of conduct.
The dispute concerns a claim by Mr. Martin Collins that he was discriminated against by Mr. Jerry Kyle, Kyle's Pub contrary to the Equal Status Act, 2001, on the grounds that he is a member of the Traveller Community. The complainant alleges that he was discriminated against on the Traveller community ground by the respondent when he was refused service in the pub on 9 December, 2001. The respondent case is that he is entitled to refuse him on the basis he is barred from the pub because of his previous conduct.