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What does this mean?

All children have the right to be treated equally and fairly.

All children have rights: no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or a girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are gay or straight, whether they are rich or poor.

EXAMPLE: The majority of schools can no longer give places to attend school based on what religion you are.

Learn more about this right

  • Under the Equal Status Act 2000 in Ireland, it’s your right to be treated equally. You can’t be treated differently and discriminated against on the following grounds: gender, civil status (married/single/civil partnership), family status, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, race/ethnic background/nationality, membership of the Traveller community.
  • Under the Schools Admission Act 2018, it’s your right to that most schools in Ireland can’t refuse to let you attend their school, as long as there is space, based on your religion or if you have no religion.
  • Under the Irish Constitution, one of your fundamental rights is to be treated fairly and equally in front of the law.