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McConkey and another v The Simon Community

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    McConkey and another v Simon Community Northern Ireland [2009] IRLR 757 HL (0 other reports)

discrimination in Northern Ireland | political opinion | violent activities during the Troubles

The House of Lords has held that an employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to recruit job applicants on the grounds that they had supported the use of violence for political ends during the Troubles, even though they had since renounced these views.

Mr McConkey and Mr Marks had carried out paramilitary action for the Republican cause during the Troubles.