Disability

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A man with an intellectual disability has gone to the High Court to challenge laws preventing him from marrying. The man, known only as V, was prevented from marrying his fiancée last year following an application to the High Court to have him made a ward of court.

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The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). In the course of his duties he suffered two assaults by prisoners, which resulted in him suffering a serious back injury, which has required three operations.

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Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled. The High Court ruled this morning that the Labour Court was wrong in law to find that the Irish Prison Service (IPS) had a blanket exemption in relation to providing reasonable a

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Disabled people working in the legal profession face outmoded practices that hamper their efforts to build successful careers, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University. Many of the participants – drawn from across the legal profession – told researchers they hide the

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The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will tomorrow launch a new research report examining the experiences of prisoners with disabilities, and the difficulties they face navigating prison services. The report, entitled Making Rights Real for People with Disabilities in Prison, presents the findings of

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Deirdre Malone, partner in the employment team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, considers the latest developments in a long-running disability discrimination case. Are we there yet? The short answer is no. A cast of thousands has reviewed the decision of Nano Nagle School –v- Marie Daly, but we are no cl

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The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “task

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An employer which dismissed a man because of his dyspraxia has been ordered to pay €15,000 in compensation, the equivalent of 18 months' pay. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruled against Sky Handling Partner Ltd in the case brought by former employee Stephen Dunne with support from th

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