20 December 2012
Ireland: Number of gay couples registering civil partnerships drops
The Irish Central Statistics Office has reported that the number of gay couples entering into civil partnerships has dropped by a third since its introduction last year.
19 December 2012
Ireland: ‘Gay’ chef to spend 8 years behind bars for raping lesbian
A 46-year-old man accused of raping a lesbian, having previously told her he was gay, has been jailed.
5 December 2012
Ireland: Man accused of raping woman after telling her was gay
The trial of a 46-year-old man accused of raping a woman, having previously told her he was gay, is drawing to a close at the country’s Central Criminal Court.
4 December 2012
Ireland: Gay man found guilty of attacking taxi driver
A gay beauty salon worker who beat a Dublin taxi driver, claiming he had made an offensive remark, has been found guilty of assault.
28 November 2012
Sun pays Louis Walsh £403,500 after wrongly accusing him of male sexual assault
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has reached an out of court settlement with the Sun newspaper after it falsely accused him of carrying out a nightclub sexual assault on another man.
21 November 2012
Irish gay parents to receive greater legal protection
Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has welcomed comments made by Justice Minister Alan Shatter on the need to improve legal provision for gay parents.
13 November 2012
Irish deputy PM: The time has come for equal marriage
Irish deputy prime minister (Tánaiste) Eamon Gilmore says he would like to see a referendum on same-sex marriage “as soon as possible”.
17 October 2012
Dublin gets ready for Europe’s largest LGBT conference
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe) is staging its 16th annual conference in the Irish city of Dublin from 18 – 21 October.
9 October 2012
Former Irish president announces support for equal marriage
Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese says she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples.
1 October 2012
Equal marriage defeat for Northern Ireland
A motion calling for same-sex couples to be given the right to marry in Northern Ireland has been defeated in the Stormont Assembly.
1 October 2012
Presbyterian Church: Equal marriage will ‘demolish’ society
The Presbyterian Church has written to all Northern Ireland Assembly members stating its staunch opposition to equal marriage.
28 September 2012
Former Irish president blasts Catholic Church over anti-gay views
The Catholic Church is becoming increasingly isolated in its attitude towards LGBT people, the former president of Ireland has warned.
10 September 2012
Irish councillor and doctor facing growing pressure over ‘stupid’ remarks against equal marriage
A Dublin politician has been roundly condemned after protesting against the city council’s decision to vote in favour of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.
7 September 2012
Ronan Keating: I still miss my ‘best friend’ Stephen Gately
The Boyzone singer has told GaydarRadio that he still misses the gay music star, who died in 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition; describing Stephen Gately as his “best friend”.
4 September 2012
Dublin City Council votes to support equal marriage
Dublin City Council has passed motions in support of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.
26 August 2012
Catholic Cardinal calls for objective debate over gay marriage and abortion
An Irish Catholic Cardinal has called for a calm and reasoned debate over gay marriage and abortion, but said the church was not prepared to move their position on the latter.
13 August 2012
Thousands gather in Dublin for marriage equality march
The fourth Irish March for Marriage took place in Dublin city centre yesterday afternoon.
19 July 2012
Ireland: Two years since civil partnerships law passage marked
The two-year anniversary of the day on which Ireland's civil partnerships system was signed into law by the country's president has been marked with a call for marriage equality.
11 July 2012
Irish prime minister refuses to take view on equal marriage
The Irish prime minister, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be drawn into taking a position on whether marriage should be available to gay couples before a constitutional convention examines the issue.
10 July 2012
Ireland: 734 civil partnerships since introduction last year
1,468 gays and lesbians in Ireland have taken advantage of the country's new civil partnerships law, which came into force in 2011.