1st August 2014
Northern Ireland minister: Bakery that refused same-sex marriage cake ‘has to comply with the law’ 14
4:34 PM — Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison has said that a bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage must comply with discrimination laws.
15th July 2014
Dublin: Same-sex marriage motion passes at local council 4
3:51 PM — A motion supporting same-sex marriage passed with 34-1 majority in South County Dublin this week.
14th July 2014
Chef who pretended to be gay and raped a woman sentenced to seven years in jail 4
4:49 PM — A Chef from Westmeath, Ireland has been sentenced to seven years in jail for raping a woman after he told her he was gay and inviting her back to his flat.
12th July 2014
Ireland: Church that sells bleach as HIV ‘cure’ holding event in Dublin 42
2:11 PM — A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
2nd July 2014
Ireland: Tributes from LGBT activists following Education Minister’s resignation 1
4:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have paid tribute to Ireland’s Education Minister, Ruairí Quinn, as he resigns from government.
1st July 2014
Dublin Pride: ‘Recognise the freedoms we still have to secure’
4:23 PM — The executive director of Amnesty International Ireland told attendees at Dublin’s Pride parade, Saturday, that the LGBT community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”.
29th June 2014
Ireland: Government to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 15
5:24 PM — The Irish government is seeking to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
20th June 2014
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
9th June 2014
Irish singer Hozier: Religious homophobia is appalling and can happen anywhere 4
3:04 PM — An Irish singer whose video portraying an anti-gay attack went viral last year has opened up about 'appalling' religious homophobia.
5th June 2014
Dublin: Three arrested after attack at gay cruising spot 9
1:40 PM — Police are investigating an alleged assault at a cruising spot in Dublin.
18th May 2014
Bishop of Cork: I certainly support civil same-sex marriage 9
12:04 PM — The Bishop of Cork has declared his support for civil same-sex marriage, becoming the first Church of Ireland Bishop to do so.
13th May 2014
Bishop of Cork voices support for gay equality: ‘Don’t let people drive you away’ 45
4:16 PM — The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton, has spoken impassionately in support of gay equality.
8th May 2014
Head of Church of Ireland: Gay people ‘don’t want gay marriage’ 78
7:04 PM — The head of the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clark, has suggested that gay people don't want to marry, and that civil partnerships are sufficient.
Ireland: Regulator rejects complaints over RTE’s apologies to journalists labelled ‘homophobic’ 4
6:09 PM — Ireland's broadcast regulator has rejected complaints over the decision of RTE to issue a formal apology to journalists labelled "homophobes" by a drag queen.
3rd May 2014
Ireland: 16-year-old accused of stamping on man’s head in ‘gay hate’ attack seeks bail 5
4:25 PM — A 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting and robbing a man in an anti-gay attack is seeking bail.
24th April 2014
Anti-gay marriage journalist defends legal action over ‘homophobic’ jibe 11
3:10 PM — Former Irish Times columnist John Waters has defended taking legal action against broadcaster RTE after he was branded "homophobic" by drag queen Panti Bliss on a chat show earlier this year.
20th April 2014
Drag queen Panti Bliss nominated for ‘Pride of Ireland’ awards 1
2:53 PM — Drag queen Panti Bliss has been nominated for several Pride of Ireland awards, after giving a heartwarming speech about oppression in January.
12th April 2014
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
3rd April 2014
Football star appears on ‘gay-for-pay’ porn site 53
2:45 PM — An Irish Gaelic football star has deleted his Twitter account after images of him on a ‘gay-for-pay’ pornographic site were shared across social media.