Names censored in report about him, solicitor claims


A solicitor has challenged the alleged “censoring” of names in an Equality Tribunal report that dismisses his complaint of gender discrimination by University College Cork in its recruitment of a woman to a position in the university’s law faculty.

Barry Sheehan, a solicitor of Marlboro Street, Cork, has brought judicial review proceedings alleging the Tribunal “censored” the full names of those who participated in a hearing to determine if UCC discriminated against him when recruiting a Clinical Education Co-ordinator in the Faculty of Law in 2008.

Mr Sheehan, who applied for the job in October 2008, was informed by UCC he had not been shortlisted. The post, involving a salary of between €58,000 to €76,000 a year, went to a woman. Leave to bring the proceedings was granted, on an ex parte basis, by Mr Justice Séan Ryan who returned the matter to May.