Mr Michael Connors and Mrs Bridget Connors
(represented by Tallaght Travellers CDP)
Mr John Crowe, (Owner) Molly Heffernan's Public House
Headnotes:Equal Status Act, 2000 - direct discrimination - section 3(1)(a) - membership of the Traveller community - refusal of service in a pub - section 5(1) - statutory deadlines - issue of Traveller identity - failure to give a reason for refusal - inference under section 26
On 18th November, 2000, Mr Michael Connors was refused service in Molly Heffernan's Public House. His wife, Mrs Bridget Connors, was refused service there on 21st November 2000. Both complainants claimed that they were refused because of their membership of the Traveller community under section 3(1)(a) of the Act because they were not provided with a service which is available to the public, contrary to section 5(1) of the Act.