Tag Archive | Brian Sheehan

INMO Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation Holds 2nd Annual LGBT Conference

INMO Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation Holds 2nd Annual LGBT Conference

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation held its annual LGBT Conference yesterday afternoon in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The conference considered the important issues of marriage equality, as well as access to healthcare for LGBT persons. This LGBT conference, only the second in the history of the INMO, heard from marriage equality campaigners in relation to […]

GLEN: Garda Inspectorate Calls for Change in Dealing with Homophobic Crime

GLEN: Garda Inspectorate Calls for Change in Dealing with Homophobic Crime

The Garda Inspectorate Crime Investigation report, published Tuesday last, recommended changes to the way the Gardaí investigate homophobic incidents. The report noted that not one of the over 1,000 Gardaí interviewed had ever recorded or investigated such a crime. The report put forward a series of recommendations to the Gardaí to ensure that a victim-centred […]

President Appoints GLEN Chair to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

President Appoints GLEN Chair to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

President Higgins yesterday appointed Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair, as one of the members of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin. Kieran Rose is a long-time civil rights activist, trade union activist, was the co-founder of GLEN 25 years ago, and is currently GLEN Chair.  He has […]

Irish Farming Community Supports Equal Marriage, Poll Finds

Irish Farming Community Supports Equal Marriage, Poll Finds

A new poll published in yesterday’s Irish Examiner found that farmers would vote in favour of marriage for lesbian and gay couples, if a referendum were held today. The poll, conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes, showed that if the referendum were held today 46% of farmers would vote in favour with 41% not in favour. […]