Country report: Non-discrimination: Ireland 2017

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Title: Country report: Non-discrimination: Ireland 2017
Authors: O'Farrell, Orlagh
Walsh, Judy
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Date: 16-Oct-2017
Online since: 2019-04-24T10:40:38Z
Abstract: Irish society is quite homogeneous. According to the 2011 census, of a population of 4 588 252, 84% are Roman Catholic, 6% non-religious, 2.8% Church of Ireland (Protestant), 1% Muslim, and the remainder are of various other religions. 85% describe themselves as ‘White Irish’ and 0.6% as Irish Travellers. 58 697 people identify as ‘Black’ or ‘Black Irish’. Between 2006 and 2011 ‘Other White’ (non-Irish) rose by almost 43%, largely due to immigration from Eastern European countries. 595 355 people, approximately 13% of the population, recorded having a disability. No census questions were asked as to sexual orientation but 4 042 cohabiting same-sex couples were recorded. Non-Irish nationals consisted of 544 357 (12% of the population), 386 764 of whom are nationals of another EU Member State.
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: European Commission
Copyright (published version): 2017 European Union
Keywords: Age discriminationAnti-discrimination measureDisabilitySexual orientationEqual treatmentEthnic discriminationIrelandNational lawReligious discriminationSexual discriminationSocial policy
DOI: 10.2838/202086
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISBN: 978-92-79-68839-3
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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