25th January 2015
Ireland: Gay blood ban ‘likely’ to be relaxed to 12 months 4
12:01 PM — Ireland is likely to relax its permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
21st January 2015
Mrs Brown’s Boys star urges Ireland to vote yes to same-sex marriage 3
6:45 PM — Mrs Brown's Boys star Eilish O'Carroll has urged people to back same-sex marriage in the country's upcoming referendum.
Irish politician marries same-sex partner in London 2
5:14 PM — Irish politician Dominic Hannigan has become the first member of the Irish parliament to enter into a same-sex marriage.
This is what Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum will ask 10
4:43 PM — Ireland's cabinet has agreed on more of the details for the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage, and has decided on a final question.
Ireland moves forwards with gay adoption plans 1
11:35 AM — The Irish government has promised to enact legislation to allow for same-sex adoption before the referendum on same-sex marriage.
20th January 2015
90% of Irish Students Union to vote ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage 1
10:11 AM — Ahead of this May's Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, the country's Students Union has announced that 90% of students plan to vote to approve the measure.
19th January 2015
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
Colin Farrell: I support same-sex marriage in Ireland ‘with every fibre of my being’ 15
10:50 AM — Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has reiterated strong support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, saying he supports it "with every fibre of my being".
18th January 2015
Irish Health Minister: I am a gay man 11
11:49 AM — Ireland's Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has come out as gay.
11th January 2015
Ireland: Government to consider relaxing gay blood ban 2
3:38 PM — The Irish Department of Health is currently examining a policy paper that looks at a range of options surrounding the country's ban on gay men donating blood.
9th January 2015
She’s back! Drag queen gets standing ovation for speech about homophobia 34
7:51 PM — Irish drag artist Panti Bliss has delivered a jaw-dropping follow-up to her viral speech about homophobia.
Dublin priest gets standing ovation after coming out during Mass 65
2:04 PM — A priest in Dublin received a standing ovation when he came out as gay during Mass.
5th January 2015
Irish leaflet claims gay marriage will ‘expose’ children to ‘sounds of sodomy’ 46
3:57 PM — As Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage approaches, opponents to the potential change have taken to the streets to hand out anti-gay leaflets.
Irish Minister: Don’t take it for granted that same-sex marriage referendum will pass 1
11:44 AM — The Irish Minister for Justice has warned people not to take it for granted that same-sex marriage will pass an upcoming referendum.
3rd January 2015
Irish archbishop speaks out against same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 99
2:54 PM — Ireland's most senior Catholic archbishop has spoken out against same-sex marriage, ahead of the country's referendum.
2nd January 2015
Irish politician forms new party that won’t support same-sex marriage 13
4:54 PM — An Irish politician has unveiled a new political party - that won't back same-sex marriage.
1st January 2015
Irish Taoiseach vows to ‘campaign strongly’ for marriage equality 16
4:34 PM — Ahead of a referendum on same-sex marriage this year, the Irish Taoiseach has vowed to "campaign strongly" for a yes vote.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
17th December 2014
Irish same-sex marriage referendum to take place in May 13
10:09 AM — The Irish government has cleared the way for a referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in May 2015.