Tag Archive | Kieran Rose

GLEN Pays Tribute to the Dáil’s Equality Champions‏

GLEN Pays Tribute to the Dáil’s Equality Champions‏

GLEN congratulates the new and re-elected TDs who played significant roles in the marriage referendum and in the advancement of LGBT equality, and pays tribute to those across the political spectrum who have been champions of equality but who were not re-elected. “We would like to put on record our deep appreciation to all those […]

WEI Report: The Best Places To Work For LGBT People In Ireland

WEI Report: The Best Places To Work For LGBT People In Ireland

GLEN launched the first Workplace Equality Index report yesterday (26th January). The report benchmarks companies employing 40,000 people from across the public and private sector on how inclusive they are of their LGBT employees. The Workplace Equality Index Report 2015 outlines what Irish companies are doing to make their workplaces the best places to work […]

Dáil passes Bill to remove ‘chill factor’ for LGBT teachers in religious-run schools

Dáil passes Bill to remove ‘chill factor’ for LGBT teachers in religious-run schools

The Dáil passed all stages of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 by acclaim, this week (2nd November). The Bill amends the provisions of Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act to remove the ‘chill factor’ for LGBT employees of religious run institutions. The Bill has already passed through the Seanad and will now go […]

Irish Equal Marriage Commencement Ceremony Held in Dublin

Irish Equal Marriage Commencement Ceremony Held in Dublin

The commencement orders for the Marriage Act and related legislation were signed yesterday evening at 5pm in George’s Hall, Dublin Castle, by the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Tánaiste Joan Burton TD. The orders will mean that from next Monday, November 16th, lesbian and gay couples will be able to get married in […]

Major Milestone in Providing Legal Certainty to LGBT Employees

Major Milestone in Providing Legal Certainty to LGBT Employees

GLEN warmly welcomes the passage of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015 in the Seanad yesterday evening (9th July) which amends the provisions of Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act. “Today marks a very important milestone in reaching the day when LGBT employees of religious, medical and educational institutions no longer need to hide […]

Taoiseach Joins Irish Business Leaders to Call For a Yes Vote

Taoiseach Joins Irish Business Leaders to Call For a Yes Vote

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. joined Twitter Ireland’s Managing Director, Stephen McIntyre and tech industry leaders to support marriage equality and set out its positive impact for employees and businesses in Ireland.  Over 150 people from the Tech Industry and wider business community attended the GLEN organised event at Dublin’s Digital Exchange. “As a government, […]

Watch: Yes Equality Launch Asks Irish People To Support Yes Vote

RTÉ cover Yes Equality asking their supporters to get involved in a nationwide grassroots campaign to ensure a yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum. Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality, a new independent nationwide civil society group launched yesterday to coordinate and lead the campaign to win the Marriage Equality Referendum […]