Victory Against Discrimination
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington (granddaughter of suffragette Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington – pictured) has recently won a long-fought case against Galway University for discrimination based on gender. She has offered to use the €70,000 damages to help the five other women who were not promoted along with her to take a case. Here is the Irish Times article:
It has been reported that I have agreed to help the University with their task force. I have not agreed to do anything formal like this. It does not take a task force to promote 5 women or address the recent round of promotions that was also flawed. These must be addressed first. On Tuesday, I will be making public my 3 conditions to being officially involved in any way. We plan to get as many supporters as possible to come to the NUI Galway Quadrangle at 1.15pm for the announcement of these conditions. The media will be present, hopefully RTÉ TV as well as members of the print press who have already extensively reported our case.