Tag Archive | Seanad Éireann

New Seanad Includes Strong Advocates For LGBT Equality

New Seanad Includes Strong Advocates For LGBT Equality

The new Seanad (the upper house of the Irish Parliament) met yesterday for the first time, and includes three openly LGBT Senators and other strong advocates of equality for LGBT people, including former Minister for Equality, Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

Kieran Rose: LGBT Activist Standing For Seanad Éireann On Openness And Accountability

Kieran Rose: LGBT Activist Standing For Seanad Éireann On Openness And Accountability

Kieran Rose, LGBT activist and human rights campaigner, has decided to run for the Seanad, and is particularly concerned about the fact that housing standards appear to be determined by the needs of what he calls “certain vested interest groups” within the construction industry, rather than by the needs of the public. He has warned that […]

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

TENI & Amnesty: Gender Recognition Legislation Must Reflect & Protect the Lives of Those People Who Need It

Yesterday, the Committee Stage debate on Gender Recognition Bill 2014 began in Seanad Éireann. During the debate, Senators from across the house joined in proposing amendments which broadly focused on the areas of review processes, child protection, and the pathologisation of trans identities. 

TENI: Trans Voices Must Be Heard as Gender Recognition Bill 2014 Debated in Seanad

TENI: Trans Voices Must Be Heard as Gender Recognition Bill 2014 Debated in Seanad

Following Wednesday’s Seanad debate on the Gender Recognition Bill 2014, TENI’s Chief Executive, Broden Giambrone, explained that while “we are one step closer” to better trans rights in Ireland, there are still serious issues with the legislation as it is currently stands. “Unfortunately, many members of our community are still excluded in this legislation”, Giambrone […]

Listen: Seanad Debates Gender Recognition Bill

EILE’s Deirdre O’Byrne reports on yesterday’s debate in Seanad Éireann about gender recognition legislation, including criticism on the Irish government’s draft bill by Senator David Norris amongst others.

GLEN Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Decriminalisation

GLEN is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Ireland, and have published extracts from Dáil and Seanad Debates on the 1993 Bill. Monday, 24th June 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the passage through the Dáil of the Bill which decriminalised homosexuality on the basis of equality. The Bill, titled the […]