17th September 2014
Ireland: Gender recognition bill to be published ‘by end of the year’ 1
5:27 PM — The Irish government will publish a long-awaited bill to recognise the gender of trans people by the end of 2014, it has been announced.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
29th August 2014
Australia: Catholic newspaper refuses ad from former Irish president because she is pro-gay 14
5:52 PM — A Catholic newspaper in Australia has rejected an advert from former Irish President Mary McAleese, because she isn't a homophobe.
19th August 2014
Ireland: NUJ backs radio presenter rebuked for supporting same-sex marriage 20
6:12 PM — The National Union of Journalists has condemned the Irish broadcast regulator, for ruling that a radio host was "unbalanced" in his support for same-sex marriage.
1st April 2014
Irish politician uses Grindr to advertise European Parliament campaign 2
3:24 PM — An Irish politician has used popular dating app Grindr as part of her advertising campaign.
17th February 2014
Former rugby player apologises ‘profusely’ for saying gays have ‘very little interest’ in sport 19
7:43 PM — An Irish rugby player who caused controversy by saying that gay people had "very little interest" in sport has apologised.
4th February 2014
Graham Norton: ‘Unbelievable’ that anti-gay marriage group were paid damages for being called ‘homophobes’ 11
6:19 PM — Graham Norton has criticised Irish broadcaster RTÉ for paying €85,000 in damages to an anti-gay marriage group, after a drag artist labelled them "homophobes".
3rd February 2014
Ireland: Anti-gay marriage group win damages after drag queen calls them homophobes 68
1:34 PM — Ireland's state broadcaster RTÉ has been forced to pay out €85,000 (£70,000) in damages to journalists and members of the Iona Institute, after they were labelled 'homophobes' on a chat show.
22nd January 2014
Irish Government: Gay couples to get parental rights ‘regardless of equal marriage referendum’ 3
1:35 PM — Irish equality minister Alan Shatter says he plans to bring in laws to establish equal parenthood rights for gay couples, regardless of the outcome of an upcoming referendum on equal marriage.
14th November 2013
Irish President meets with trans activists at official residence 8
12:39 PM — The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has met with trans campaigners in a landmark occasion.
28th October 2013
Irish Deputy Prime Minister promises equal marriage referendum by 2015 23
10:33 AM — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has promised a referendum on same-sex marriage will be held before the next general election.
1st October 2013
Irish Prime Minister backs Limerick’s Gay Games bid 16
12:41 PM — Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) has thrown his weight behind Limerick’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games.
24th July 2013
Forbes magazine apologises for incorrectly stating Ireland’s president is gay 17
11:46 AM — Forbes magazine has apologised to Ireland’s President, Michael D Higgins, after stating incorrectly that he’s gay.
16th July 2013
Irish activists welcome decision of UK House of Lords to pass equal marriage bill 25
1:40 PM — Irish campaigners say the decision of the House Lords to pass the equal marriage bill for England and Wales at third reading can hopefully bolster equality efforts in Ireland.
26th June 2013
Ireland: Gay Senator David Norris reveals he has cancer 1
5:58 PM — Independent Senator David Norris who unsuccessfully stood for Ireland’s presidency in 2011 says he is undergoing treatment for cancer.
21st June 2013
Irish Deputy Prime Minister calls for greater tolerance 5
6:45 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore says Ireland’s “economic progress has to be embedded in a free, open, progressive society.”
10th June 2013
Ireland: Record levels of new HIV cases for gay and bisexual men 4
12:55 PM — Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show there were 166 newly diagnosed cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men last year in Ireland – the highest diagnosis rate recorded to date.
13th May 2013
Ireland: New LGBT advice guide launched for GPs 1
6:22 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioners has launched a new LGBT guide for GPs.
2nd April 2013
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’ 41
11:38 AM — An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.