Tag Archive | Labour

Founder’s Letter: A Note of Thanks To The Last Government

Founder’s Letter: A Note of Thanks To The Last Government

EILE’s Founder, Scott De Buitléir, writes on what has been a historic five years for Irish politics  Regardless of which way you voted last Friday (or not at all, as you might’ve chosen) credit needs to be given to the last government for how LGBT rights in Ireland have progressed during the five years of […]

Watch: John Lyons TD talks to his Mam and brother about Marriage Equality

John Lyons TD talks to his Mam Josie and brother Declan about Marriage Equality. The video was posted by the Labour Party as part of their #MakeItHappen campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum.

Eamon Gilmore Made “Critical Contribution” to LGBT Equality, Say GLEN

Eamon Gilmore Made “Critical Contribution” to LGBT Equality, Say GLEN

The Gay & Lesbian Equality Network has paid tribute to former Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, Eamon Gilmore TD, as he stepped down from both posts earlier this week. “As Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, Eamonn Gilmore provided transformative leadership on civil marriage. He played a formative role in ensuring that we will […]

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 […]

Leo Varadkar Criticises Joan Burton For Her Stance on NYC Pat’s Parade

Leo Varadkar Criticises Joan Burton For Her Stance on NYC Pat’s Parade

Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport,  Leo Varadkar, has criticised his colleague, Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, for her stance against participating in the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade. Ms Burton made her decision not to attend based on the fact that the NYC Parade organisers exclude LGBT groups from taking part.

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 […]

John Lyons: The Essential Ingredients

John Lyons is a typical Dubliner in some ways; warm-hearted, welcoming and well able to talk, although only the last of those traits is typically associated with members of the Oireachtas. Despite a busy schedule – having only recently returned to Ireland from a business trip to China, and hitting the ground running with countless […]

The State of Marriage Equality

The State of Marriage Equality

The Labour Party has published a bill which, if enacted, would remove the existing ban on same-sex couples marrying. Senator Ivana Bacik and Meath East by-election candidate, Eoin Holmes launched the Civil Registration (Marriage Equality) bill last month, with Bacik describing same-sex marriage as “a core Labour principle.” Currently, a clause in the Civil Registration Act of 2004 […]