Tag Archive | Fianna Fáil

A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes a moment to reflect on a historic moment that, in some ways, shows how far we have come  Late last week, a former Irish government minister criticised his own political party for lacking “energy and urgency” in their campaign to support Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality. For a former […]

Dublin Pride Highlight: Politics, Pride & Equality, Today @ Pearse Street Library, 5.30pm

Dublin Pride Highlight: Politics, Pride & Equality, Today @ Pearse Street Library, 5.30pm

Members of the LGBT community will be gathering at Pearse Street Library in Dublin this evening, to listen to a cross-party panel of political representatives outline their ideas for advancing full equality for LGBT people in Ireland. The event, titled ‘Politics, Pride & Equality – The Debate’, will take place from 5.30-8pm. LGBT equality campaigner […]

Local Elections Hail New Term of Irish Gay Politicians

Local Elections Hail New Term of Irish Gay Politicians

The recent local elections in Ireland – both in the Republic and Northern Ireland – have welcomed a new wave of openly gay and lesbian councillors, for Dublin, Belfast and Kilkenny. Belfast’s City Council saw the election of three new gay & lesbian Councillors, two of whom are unionist. Both Julie Ann Corr of the […]

Dáil Debate On Equal Marriage Yesterday Shows Cross Party Support

Dáil Debate On Equal Marriage Yesterday Shows Cross Party Support

The Dáil debated the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention on Same-Sex Marriage yesterday evening (17th) after 6 pm, with Justice Minister Alan Shatter making a point of clarifying the main issues involved. The debate showed that there was huge support across all parties for the Convention’s recommendations on marriage equality.

Event: Limerick Pride Debate – Equality, It’s Time

Event: Limerick Pride Debate – Equality, It’s Time

As part of this year’s Limerick Pride festival, a discussion on LGBT equality in Ireland today will take place next Wednesday evening at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick City. The event, titled Equality, It’s Time – A Political Response, will see a panel of representatives from the main political parties in Ireland, including Minister Jan O’Sullivan TD […]