Equality

The Department of Justice and Equality promotes a fair, tolerant and caring society.

We are committed to initiating and supporting programmes that develop a more caring and tolerant society, where equality of opportunity is promoted and advanced. We continue to develop this work by addressing issues of equality, discrimination, tolerance and diversity in terms of gender, employment, racism, disability and any other sphere requiring attention.

Our obligations in these areas arise not only from Government commitments but also derive from Ireland's membership of international bodies such as the EU, the Council of Europe, the UN and the International Labour Organisation.

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