11 May 2013
Church of Ireland denies setting up Select Committee to ‘stall’ on gay issues
The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke, has denied that the Church of Ireland is attempting to "stall" on the issue of homosexuality on the church by setting up a Select Committee to consider it.
10 May 2013
Church of Ireland leader Michael Jackson, creates LGBT committee with no LGBT members
The Church of Ireland has been criticised for excluding LGBT people from a new committee it has established to examine the issues around homosexuality and the church.
3 May 2013
Ireland: Parishioners angry at arrival of priest who projected gay porn at school parents meeting
Parishioners at the new parish of a priest who projected gay porn during a meeting with parents at a Northern Ireland school, are "wary" over his upcoming arrival.
24 April 2013
Ireland: Hotel manager sacked for opening gay sauna awarded unfair dismissal compensation
A former hotel leisure centre manager, who was sacked after he opened a gay sauna, has been awarded over 25,000€ (£21,000) in compensation.
14 April 2013
Irish Constitutional Convention decision welcomed by marriage equality supporters
The Constitutional Convention, which voted in Dublin today to recommend that same-sex marriage be legalised in Ireland, has been applauded by politicians, religious organisations and gay rights groups.
14 April 2013
Ireland: Constitutional Convention votes overwhelmingly in favour of referendum on same-sex marriage
Ireland's Constitutional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage in the Constitution.
2 April 2013
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’
An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.
29 March 2013
Ireland: Gay Anglicans reiterate calls for same-sex marriage
Changing Attitude Ireland has made a submission to the Irish Constitutional Convention in support of extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.
25 March 2013
Irish gay rights activist and GLEN founding member dies
Founding member of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Christopher Robson, has died following a short illness.
12 March 2013
Travel: A weekend in Dublin
PinkNews.co.uk’s food and travel writer Sam Feller has travelled to Dublin to see what the city has to offer gay tourists, and how attitudes to homosexuality are evolving in amongst an ever changing political landscape.
7 March 2013
Ireland: Bill aims to add discrimination protections for LGBT teachers
A new bill published to be published in Ireland tomorrow hopes to remove the possibility of teachers being discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.
20 February 2013
Irish Education Minister: ‘Education plays a key role in tackling homophobia and transphobia’
The Irish Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn today opened a European Union conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and emphasised the importance education plays in reducing such prejudice.
19 February 2013
Ireland: Kerry County Council votes in favour of marriage equality
Kerry County Council passed a motion in support of equal marriage on Monday, becoming the latest local authority in Ireland to vote in favour of marriage equality.
15 February 2013
Ireland: Kerry County Council to vote on equal marriage
County Kerry councillors are to be asked to back a motion supporting equal marriage, at its next meeting.
29 January 2013
Ireland: Gay couple kicked out of SPAR store by security guard for kissing
A security guard in a store in Dublin allegedly called two gay customers "faggots" after they kissed.
28 January 2013
Irish equality minister supports equal marriage, and calls for reform of gay parenting law
The Irish minister for Justice and Equality has voiced his support for equal marriage for gay couples, and said there is a need to reform and "bring clarity" to issues surrounding gay parenting.
28 January 2013
Poll: 75% of Irish people support equal marriage
Support for equal marriage has risen substantially in Ireland, and now three quarters of the population would vote yes in a referendum to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples, a new poll suggests.
30 December 2012
Catholic think tank: Same-sex marriage denies children the right to be raised by their parents
The Irish Catholic think tank the Iona Institute, has released a video and a document that argues that gay couples should be banned from marrying "for the sake of the children." It also argues that same-sex marriage could lead to children not being brought up by their parents.
21 December 2012
Pope: People are manipulating their sexual orientation to alter God-given nature
Pope Benedict XVI is getting into the festive spirit by taking his opposition to gay relationships to new heights.
20 December 2012
Ireland: Lesbian couple get engaged via Tweets projected onto Dublin building
The Irish state broadcaster RTE has reported on how a festive tweets promotion by AOL turned into a surprise civil partnership proposal for a lesbian couple.