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Guide dog owner settles case

James Cosgrove (51), a blind man from Newtownards, his guide dog Imogen and a sighted friend were turned away from the Bangla Indian Restaurant in Bangor. A waiter told them that no dogs were allowed in the restaurant.  Mr Cosgrove’s friend explained that the dog was a guide dog, not a pet, and that not Read the full article…


Do you think equality bodies have an important role to play in society?

Let us know what you think about the big issues of the day. Select your answer and then click “Vote”. See how your opinion affects the poll.

Do equality bodies have an important role to play in society?

  • Yes (44%, 1,458 Votes)
  • No (13%, 437 Votes)
  • Not sure (43%, 1,427 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,309

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Do equality bodies have an important role to play in society?

Discussing this question is Michael Rubenstein honorary vice-president of the Industrial Law Society.  Publisher of Equal Opportunities Review, a leading journal on law and practice in equality, diversity and discrimination. He regularly lectures on employment and discussion law issues and has acted as  a consultant on discrimination and employment law to numerous international and national Read the full article…

Would you like to see more women in management positions in the workplace?

  • Yes (60%, 127 Votes)
  • No (24%, 51 Votes)
  • Not Sure (16%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 211

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Website Launch

A big thank you to Malone College and their students for assisting us with the launch of the Doyoumeanme? website.  Have a look around the site and leave us a reply.


Illustration of equal pay in the workplace Commission launches new equal pay code

“Women in Northern Ireland still earn on average 10% less than men,” Equality Commissioner Lyn McBriar said at the launch of the new Equal Pay Code at Equality House today. “When the first equal pay law was introduced in 1970 that figure was 30%, so things have improved, but there is clearly still more to Read the full article…


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