8th May 2014
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.
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.
22nd March 2014
Graham Norton: I was going to become a dad, but I’ve left it too late now 10
12:56 PM — Comedian and presenter Graham Norton has reflected on not having become a father, saying he considered it but that he thinks he has left it too late now.
13th February 2014
Girl writes heart-warming letter of how she was inspired by drag artist Panti Bliss’s speech 8
4:13 PM — A 12-year-old girl was so moved by drag artist Panti Bliss’s impassioned speech against homophobia that she wrote to the performer and Irish broadcaster RTE expressing how she felt.
11th February 2014
Archbishop of Dublin: ‘Homophobia is an insult to God’ 12
6:03 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin says “homophobia is an insult to God”.
5th February 2014
Ireland: RTE boss defends €85k payout to Catholic anti-gay marriage group over ‘homophobe’ row 30
5:34 PM — RTE has blamed Ireland's defamation laws over the decision to pay a €85,000 libel settlement to journalists and a right-wing Catholic think-tank, following the comments of a drag artist on one of its shows.
‘This country is rampant with homophobia’, this Irish politician deserves a standing ovation 32
11:36 AM — Independent Senator David Norris has delivered a blistering polemic against "rampant homophobia" to the Irish senate this week.
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".
16th November 2012
Greece: Gay play production team and cast charged with blasphemy 61
6:22 PM — Actors and the producer and director of a play in Greece that depicted Jesus Christ as gay have been charged with blasphemy.
13th November 2012
Irish deputy PM: The time has come for equal marriage 37
5:18 PM — Irish deputy prime minister (Tánaiste) Eamon Gilmore says he would like to see a referendum on same-sex marriage “as soon as possible”.
9th October 2012
Former Irish president announces support for equal marriage 15
4:19 PM — Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese says she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples.