Bill entitled an Act to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 and Equal Status Act 2000 for the purpose of making further and better provision in relation to equality of treatment in the workplace and elsewhere; to give effect to Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation and Directive 2002/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 September 2002 amending Council Directive 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions; and to revoke in part and enact in respect of proceedings under this Act the European Communities (Burden of Proof in Gender Discrimination Cases) Regulations 2001, which gave effect to Council Directive 97/80/EC of 15 December 1997 on the burden of proof in cases of discrimination based on sex

Last updated: 18 Jul 2004

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

18 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    13 Jan 2004

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    13 Jan 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    4 Feb 2004

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    4 Feb 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    18 Feb 2004

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    18 Feb 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    24 Feb 2004

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    24 Feb 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    24 Feb 2004

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    24 Feb 2004

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    20 May 2004

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    20 May 2004

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    20 May 2004

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    20 May 2004

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    1 Jul 2004

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    1 Jul 2004

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    1 Jul 2004

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    1 Jul 2004

    Completed

  • Enacted

    18 Jul 2004

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    18 Jul 2004

    Completed

 

18 Jul 2004

Equality Act 2004

2 Jul 2004

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004

24 Jun 2004

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Equality Bill 2004

24 Feb 2004

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004

18 Feb 2004

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Equality Bill 2004

4 Feb 2004

As Initiated

Equality Bill 2004

Debates

7 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages.

1 Jul 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages.

1 Jul 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Order for Report Stage.

22 Jun 2004

Select Committee On Justice, Equality, Defence And Women’S Rights

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Committee Stage.

20 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee.

20 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

6 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

25 Mar 2004

Dáil Éireann

Equality Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage.

24 Feb 2004

Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004: Report and Final Stages.

18 Feb 2004

Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004: Committee Stage.

4 Feb 2004

Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004: Second Stage.

4 Feb 2004

Seanad Éireann

Equality Bill 2004: Order for Second Stage.