FLAC Conference on the legal implications of the Public Sector Duty in Irish law

4 October 2018

Friday 19th October, Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quaynew logo

FLAC Conference: The legal implications of the Public Sector Duty in Irish law

FLAC is delighted to invite you to our conference on the legal implications of the Public Sector Duty in Irish law.

Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Act 2014 requires a wide range of public bodies to have regard to non-discrimination, equality of opportunity and human rights in the delivery of their functions, and now mainstreams human rights and equality across the public sector.

The aim of the conference is to enhance the awareness and understanding of the public sector duty amongst lawyers, NGOs, trade unions and the public sector.

We are grateful to IHREC for their financial support for this conference.

EVENT:            Conference on the legal implications of the public sector duty in Irish law

DATE:              Friday, 19th October 2018

TIME:               10.00am to 3.30pm

VENUE:           Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quay        

FEE:                 Free

CPD:                4 General

Registration from 9.30am with tea & coffee on arrival.

Attendance is free but as space is limited pre-registration is essential.

Please register by emailing or by phoning 01 887 3600.  

If you require sign-language interpretation or other assistance, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Chaired by Vincent Browne

Speakers include:

Colm O’Cinneide BL, Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at University College, London

Aileen McColgan, Professor of Human Rights Law at King's College London. Barrister at 11KBW Chambers

Rainer Hiltunen, Head of Office, Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, Finland 

David Fennelly BL, Assistant Professor,Trinity Law School Dublin

Deirdre Toomey, Public Sector Duty Manager, IHREC

Koldo Casla, Policy Director, Just Fair, London

Eilis Barry BL, Chief Executive, FLAC


Panel Discussion – Chaired by Laurence Bond, Director, IHREC

The speakers will be joined by Damien Walshe, Centre for Independent Living Ireland;

Niall Crowley, Independent Equality Expert; Donncha O’Connell, NUIG and Sinead Lucey, FLAC.

To RSVP or for any queries please contact:

Caroline Smith, Media and Communications Officer - 01-887 3600

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