Bill entitled an Act to promote equality and to prohibit types of discrimination, harassment and related behaviour in connection with the provision of services, property and other opportunities to which the public generally has access, to provide for remedying certain discrimination and other unlawful activities, to provide for the administration by the Equality Authority of various matters pertaining to this Act and the Employment Equality Act, 1997, and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto.

Last updated: 7 May 1997

Sponsored by: Minister for Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The Bill was referred to the Supreme Court and was declared repugnant to the Constitution. The President declined to sign it.

7 May 1997

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    5 Feb 1997

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    5 Feb 1997

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    27 Feb 1997

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    27 Feb 1997

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    27 Feb 1997

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    27 Feb 1997

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    29 Apr 1997

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    29 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    26 Mar 1997

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    26 Mar 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    15 Apr 1997

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    15 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    22 Apr 1997

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    22 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    22 Apr 1997

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    22 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    22 Apr 1997

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    22 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Enacted

    n/a

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    n/a

    Future Stage

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Debates

8 May 1997

Seanad Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Message from President.

29 Apr 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Amendments from the Seanad.

22 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Report and Final Stages.

22 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Committee Stage (Resumed).

17 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Committee Stage.

15 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Second Stage.

26 Mar 1997

Dáil Éireann

Private Members' Business. - Equal Status Bill, 1997: Report Stage.

20 Mar 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Report of Select Committee.

27 Feb 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Referral to Select Committee.

27 Feb 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Second Stage (Resumed).

27 Feb 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Second Stage.

27 Feb 1997

Dáil Éireann

Equal Status Bill, 1997: Order for Second Stage.