A Traveller family left without toilet facilities for 6 months have won a case against Dublin City Council.
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the family, who were living at Labre Park in Ballyfermot, were discriminated against.
A fire in late 2015 destroyed the sanitation unit next to the home of Sallyann Berry, but when the family reported the damage to DCC, it refused to carry out maintenance due to alleged anti-social behaviour by someone else on the site.
It was 6 months before the facilities were repaired.
Mrs Berry, who was pregnant, took her complaint to the WRC, claiming that DCC failed, refused or neglected to provide a maintenance service.
The WRC found that the delay in providing proper access to a sanitation unit was discriminatory and would not have happened in similar circumstances for a person from the settled community.
The Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project which advocated for the family in this matter, welcomed the ruling.
Lorraine McMahon, BTAP Coordinator said: "This is a very important decision for the Traveller community. All too often an entire community, whether it be Labre Park or another Traveller-specific accommodation area, is discriminated against by local authorities and other agencies as blanket policies are implemented without regard to individual need."