Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh: “What defines a university is the quality of its students, the quality of its staff and the quality of the student experience. Some rankings measure those and some don’t.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is looking to make his mark. The 13th president of NUI Galway (National University of Ireland, Galway) has a legacy to leave in th(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark Equality Tribunal case in 2014 after it found she lost out on a promotion on the basis of her gender Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington has first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be passed over for promotion on the basis of your gender. She was o(...)

Case involved interpretation of discrimination provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to provision of education services here

A student with dyslexia was not discriminated against because special explanatory notes were attached to her Leaving Certificate, the Supreme Court h(...)

The Equality Tribunal, in a judgment just published, said Marks & Spencer (Ireland) had taken a “callous approach” with  former sales adviser Bernie Clavin, who had been with the company seven years, and had treated her with “profound discourtesy”. File photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Marks & Spencer (Ireland) has been ordered to pay €40,000 compensation to a former employee for discriminating against her after she developed a d(...)

Career worry: A recent comprehensive study found that both pregnancy and maternity are times when women face increased workplace discrimination

While it can undoubtedly be a bit scary, particularly first time round, pregnancy is usually a period of great joy for families. Sure there might be c(...)

Chief equality commissioner Emily Logan: “The case highlights that discrimination continues to be experienced by Travellers.” Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Traveller family who were refused access to a funeral home to wake their son have been awarded maximum compensation of €6,384 by the Equality Tribun(...)

The European Court of Justice will today issue a legal opinion on a landmark case involving an Irish teacher who claims she was unfairly denied paid adoption or maternity leave following the birth of her child through a surrogacy arrangement.

The European Court of Justice will today issue a legal opinion on a landmark case involving an Irish teacher who claims she was unfairly denied paid a(...)

A prison officer has been awarded €80,000 by the Equality Tribunal. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Equality Tribunal has ordered that prison officer based at Mountjoy be paid €80,000 for discriminatory treatment and victimisation and criticised (...)

The B&Q store in Naas, Co Kildare:  a now 22-year-old was awarded almost €30,000 arising out of her treatment by a supervisor at the  store. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A woman who was given the maximum award of two years’ salary for sexual harassment by the Equality Tribunal is taking a High Court case for damages ag(...)