Almost one third of those who want to join are identified as Catholic, equating to 2,158.
Hundreds of asylum seekers who have been allowed to stay in Ireland cannot leave Direct Provision due to the housing crisis, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).
A Northern Ireland department failed to comply with its equality obligations ahead of a controversial decision on cutting an Irish language bursary, an investigation found.
The Christian owners of a bakery found to have discriminated in refusing to make a "gay cake" have said the law "extinguishes" their consciences.
The UK's highest court will this autumn consider a judgment against a Christian-owned bakers in the North found to have breached equality laws by refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake.
Northern Ireland's Equality Commission needs to take a long look at itself and stop favouring the "metropolitan liberal elite definition" of equality, Stormont's First Minister has said.
A legal challenge to Brexit is due to begin in the North later today.
Lawyers in the North have begun a legal challenge to Brexit.
The Christian owners of a bakery who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage message were not being forced to do anything against their beliefs, an Equality Commission lawyer has said.
Christian bakers who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan are expected to return to court in Belfast today for an appeal.
The Christian owners of a bakery discriminated against a gay man when they refused to make a cake carrying a slogan promoting same-sex marriage.
An equality body that supported a gay man in his legal battle against Ashers Bakery says it has been vindicated.
The equality body that supported a gay man in the North his legal battle against Ashers Bakery says it has been vindicated.
A decision to take a bakery to court in a row over a pro-gay marriage cake slogan has been described as "bonkers" by the North's first minister.
A Christian bakery owner who refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage says he has been threatened with legal action.
There has been much discussion about the refusal of Ashers Bakery to bake a cake that would have a slogan supporting gay marriage.
DID you know that Bert and Ernie were a couple? It’s amazing what can be learnt on a fair to middling July week in the throes of the silly season.
A Christian bakery owner who refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage, insists he should be allowed to run his business according to his religious beliefs.
The Christian bakery owner who refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage has said he should be allowed to run his business according to his religious beliefs.
A bakery that refused to make a cake featuring the slogan “support gay marriage” alongside a picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie could end up in court, it has been reported.
Four police officers have been injured in another night of loyalist rioting linked to the Union flag row in the North.
Legal action has been threatened by the Democratic Unionist Party over the decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag as pressure grew for violent protests to stop.
Ireland’s election on to an international body promoting human rights around the globe is an honour, President Michael D Higgins has said.
A dry-cleaning shop owner has been ordered to pay almost £25,000 to a woman employee he sacked after she brought a successful age discrimination case against him.
The North's First Minister, Peter Robinson, has said more unionists must be appointed to the board of the Equality Commission this September.
A survey in the North has found continued high levels of intolerance towards Travellers, immigrants and gay people.
The home of another Romanian family came under attack last night in Belfast, the Police Service of Northern Ireland have said.
The Royal School Dungannon has been found guilty of sex discrimination against one of its senior women teachers, it was announced today.
A former prominent Sinn Féin member today received a £15,000 (€17,000) settlement from the party after claiming she was discriminated against for jobs at its Westminster office.
The body responsible for combating discrimination in the North was today accused of sustaining a religious imbalance in its own workforce.
A former deputy speaker in the Assembly has been appointed to the Equality Commission.
The high number of students who leave the North to study at universities in Britain and do not return may have a knock-on effect for the local economy, it was warned today.
The Orange Order has accused the "so-called" Equality Commission of trying to wipe "Britishness" off the face of Northern Ireland.
A man with a facial disfigurement who was ordered out of a nightclub because of his looks has been awarded £2,500 (€3,480) compensation, it was revealed today.
An African engineer holidaying in the North was thrown in a high-security prison and strip-searched on suspicion of illegal immigration despite proof of employment, the North's Equality Commission said today.
A top charity in the North has been ordered to pay out more than £30,000 (€43,000) after being found guilty of sex discrimination against a former staff member, it was revealed tonight.
The North's Equality Commission is to investigate why young people who go to Britain for study rarely return home to start their careers.
Up to 80% of children in Belfast’s most deprived areas are living in poverty, it was claimed tonight.
A Catholic bus driver has been awarded almost £80,000 (€117,000) compensation for religious discrimination after he was warned he would be shot if the Troubles started again.
Pregnant women are being forced out of their jobs as part of the worst alleged gender discrimination in the North, it was claimed today.
Two travellers thrown off a labouring job at the Belfast Odyssey Arena after just one day were today awarded more than £25,000 (€37,000) compensation for racial discrimination.
Businesses in the North will be breaking the law from today if they refuse services to gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
The head of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission should be removed from office, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley claimed today.
A senior European Union official will today continue his two-day visit to the North in a bid to raise awareness of his role in investigating complaints against institutions in Brussels.
The number of complaints made about racial discrimination and harassment in the North's workplaces was up by more than a fifth last year, according to the Equality Commission.
The Equality Commission of Northern Ireland has been found guilty of sexual discrimination against one of its own staff, it was revealed today.
Hate crimes against transsexuals and transvestites in the North will be recorded separately by police from today.
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