All public bodies in Ireland have responsibility to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of their employees, customers, service users and everyone affected by their policies and plans. This legal obligation, called the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, and it originated in Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Act 2014.
This 60-minute online seminar will provide public bodies with;

  • Information on the Duty and its requirements
  • Practical steps to prepare for and implement the Duty
  • First-hand experience of complying with the Duty


  • Jacqueline Healy, Public Sector Duty Manager, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)

Jacqueline Healy is Public Sector Duty Manager with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. She leads the Commission’s work on supporting the effective implementation of and compliance with the statutory obligation the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty within the Irish public service. In her current role she assists and advises public bodies in developing policies, good practice and operational standards in relation to human rights and equality. Before joining the Commission in 2017, Jacqueline worked for many years with national organisations in the non-governmental sector focused on gender equality, migration, anti-racism and interculturalism.

  • Niall Crowley, Co-founder of the Values Lab, Equality and Human Rights Expert

Niall Crowley works as an independent equality and human rights expert at a European and a national level. At a European level he has worked with the European Commission and with the Council of Europe on issues of anti-discrimination and equality legislation and policy, and their implementation. At a national level his work has focused in particular in supported values-led approaches to equality and human rights and, in this, he has worked with a wide range of public bodies in implementing the public sector equality and human rights duty.

  • Shelagh Graham, Director of Organisation Support & Development, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)

Shelagh is Director of Organisation Support & Development with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and is responsible for the Corporate Governance and the Management of Limerick and Clare ETB’s administration and oversees the management of all resources, policies and procedures across Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Services, Capital & Procurement and ICT.

This seminar is open to Ibec public sector members – but booking is essential.

Start Date June 29, 2022
Time 10:00 - 11:00
Duration 1 Hour
Delegate Price Free
Location Online Webinar
Type Webinar
Contact Eoghan O'Faolain