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Welcome to 'Here's the thing..." - The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland's blog

Here you will find reflections and comment on issues relating to equality and good relations by contributors
from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland


Frank Fleming
Frank Fleming looks at the topic of gender pay gap reporting and how it can give STEM employers a competitive edge.

Posted on 12 Oct 2018 by Frank Fleming

Every Customer Counts

Frank Fleming looks at how great customer service can make a huge difference to disabled people in particular.

Posted on 19 Sep 2018 by Frank Fleming

Paul Oakes

Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team, looks at the gender pay reporting

Posted on 17 Sep 2018 by Paul Oakes

Dr Michael Wardlow

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow looks at equality and good relations in NI

Posted on 12 Sep 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow

Féile an Phobail

Read about the Commission's co-sponsored event, “What every woman wants – Equality!”, at Féile an Phobail.

Posted on 21 Aug 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow

Eastside Arts Festival

This is the first of two blogs on festival events this summer.

Posted on 20 Aug 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow

Dr Michael Wardlow

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow asks "Do we still need Pride?"

Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow


The Equality Commission’s Senior Policy Officer Deborah Howe says it is vital that the Chartered Institute of Housing's 'Rethinking social housing NI' project reflects the needs of all the people in Northern Ireland.

Posted on 09 Apr 2018 by Deborah Howe

David Shutts

David Shutts, OBE, founder of health charity ASTRiiD, looks at the issue of employees affected by cancer

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by Frank Fleming

Dr Michael Wardlow

Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow reflects on 2017 and looks at how we can become a more equal society.

Posted on 04 Jan 2018 by Dr Michael Wardlow
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