Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university.The campaign, which (...)

NUI Galway: staff in administration, catering, cleaning and other areas were  represented at the  meeting hosted by NUIG academics affiliated to Siptu

Trade union Siptu has called for an external audit of “all aspects” of equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) by independent experts.The audit should enable st(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: wants clearer guidelines on how ‘standalone’ Catholic schools  intend to accommodate children of other faiths and none. Photograph: Eric Luke

School admissions policies run on a “Catholic first” basis may be in breach of both equality legislation and the Constitution, the State’s equality w(...)

NUI Galway

Five female academics have said they are instituting legal proceedings against NUI Galway (NUIG) over gender imbalance at the university.The five wome(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter , at the launch of Equality Authority and Human Rights Commission reports in Dublin in November 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government proposal which would allow the taking of DNA samples for “mass screening” of certain “classes”of individuals should be prohibited,(...)

The merger now underway of the Equality Authority (EA) and Human Rights Commission (HRC) to form the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(...)