Ireland

Region: Europe

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Article 40(1) of the Irish Constitution states that all persons shall be held equal before the law. The Employment Equality Acts (EEA) 1998-2015 and the Equal Status Acts (ESA) 2000-2012 are the principal pieces of anti-discrimination law in Ireland. Both acts prohibit discrimination on the grounds of disability.

Quota legislation

Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 covers the obligations on public service bodies to have 3% of people with disabilities amongst their employees. There is a government commitment to gradually increase this from 3% to 6%, and The Pathways to Work Strategy 2016-2020 indicates that the public service employment target for people with disabilities for 2016 was 4%.

Find the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) country report here.

Relevant organisations, including INGOs