Tag Archive | Republic of Ireland

Dáil Hearing Today of Bill to Provide Legal Security to LGBT Employees

Dáil Hearing Today of Bill to Provide Legal Security to LGBT Employees

GLEN (the Gay & Lesbian Network) welcomes today’s (18th November) second stage of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 in the Dáil. The Bill, if passed, will amend 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 […]

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 […]

Ireland to See First Same-Sex Marriages Within Weeks

Ireland to See First Same-Sex Marriages Within Weeks

The Republic of Ireland will soon bear witness to the first same-sex marriages within a matter of weeks, as the Marriage Act 2015 finally comes into effect. Ireland’s new legislation, allowing same-sex marriage, will take effect from next Monday, November 16. Couples who already have a civil partnership, and wish to convert that into a […]

#LoveProudly2015: Interview with Founder Stephen Donnan (with Video)

#LoveProudly2015: Interview with Founder Stephen Donnan (with Video)

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir recently spoke to Stephen Donnan, founder of the new All-Ireland marriage equality organisation, #LoveProudly2015. The following is an extract from the main interview on the new group, which can be read in the February ’15 issue of EILE Magazine! SDB: Where did the idea for LoveProudly come from? SD: Well, I […]

Yes Equality: Count Down to Deadline

Yes Equality: Count Down to Deadline

With one week to go before the closing date for getting on the 2015 register of electors, the Yes Equality campaign have called for the Irish public to make sure they are registered to vote. Colin Farrell, Dara Ó Briain, Kodaline, Brendan Courtney, Joanne O’Riordan and Panti Bliss are just a small number of well-known […]

‘Yes Equality’ Register to Vote Campaign to be Launched Ahead of Marriage Referendum

‘Yes Equality’ Register to Vote Campaign to be Launched Ahead of Marriage Referendum

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN); the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL); and Marriage Equality, will launch Yes Equality, a joint campaign to encourage people to register to vote ahead of next year’s referendum on civil marriage equality at 11am tomorrow morning, Monday, 3rd November at the cross section of The Quad in […]

Irish Government States “Firm Intention” to Enact Gender Recognition Bill as Lydia Foy Case Settled

Irish Government States “Firm Intention” to Enact Gender Recognition Bill as Lydia Foy Case Settled

The landmark and long-running Lydia Foy transgender legal case has been settled yesterday, following a Government commitment that it is its “firm intention” to introduce a Gender Recognition Bill in the Oireachtas and have it enacted “as soon as possible” in 2015. Dr Foy’s case was due for hearing on 4 November next, but was taken […]