Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Monday, September 26, 2016
Blind Irish nun wins compensation case
Comment Email Print
 An Irish nun was awarded 6,000 Euros yesterday after a pub refused to allow her to stay with her guide dog. Sister Brid Smith was asked to leave Conway's Pub and Restaurant in Blackrock, Co Dublin by a woman member of staff. Niall Crowley of the Equality Authority said: "She arrived in the pub in the afternoon to have a cup of coffee - she was refused service and told very abruptly to get out by an employee." "The award that the district court made of 6,300 Euros is the maximum award allowed and this is hugely important in sending out a very strong and unequivocal message that discrimination in this area is not only unacceptable but it will also be very costly." Sr Brid told reporters she plans to give her compensation money to charity.
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: None


Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: