20th October 2014
Ireland: Gay Catholic priest ‘on leave’ after being outed in court case 14
12:35 PM — A Catholic gay priest in Ireland is on leave "to reflect on his ministry”, after his sexuality was discovered by Church leaders.
12th October 2014
Ireland: Poll suggests landslide victory in upcoming equal marriage referendum 19
7:13 PM — An upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage could result in a landslide victory for marriage equality, a poll has found.
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.
Catholic League ‘still boycotting’ Guinness over St Patrick’s Day controversy 12
5:03 PM — The Catholic League says it will continue its boycott of Guinness, six months after the firm pulled sponsorship from New York's St Patrick's Day parade over a ban on gay groups.
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.
1st September 2014
Greece: Irish same-sex couple drown on holiday 6
1:19 PM — A professional violinist has drowned in Crete, while attempting to rescue his same-sex partner.
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.
27th August 2014
Ireland: Trans woman died by suicide, inquest finds 5
1:39 PM — A Dublin trans woman died by suicide, an inquest has found.
25th August 2014
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 30
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Ireland: Rose of Tralee reveals she is gay 4
12:54 PM — The new Rose of Tralee has revealed that she is gay.
21st August 2014
Ireland: Gay rights group pays tribute to former PM Albert Reynolds 3
4:15 PM — Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has paid tribute to the country’s former prime minister, Albert Reynolds, who’s died at the age of 81.
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.
18th August 2014
Irish poll: 86% approve of gay and lesbian couples 6
2:07 PM — A poll in Ireland has found that 86% of people approve of same-sex relationships.
15th August 2014
Ireland: Radio host condemned by broadcast regulator for supporting same-sex marriage 16
3:52 PM — A radio show host has been condemned by Ireland's broadcast regulator for voicing his support for same-sex marriage.
14th July 2014
Chef who pretended to be gay and raped a woman sentenced to seven years in jail 4
4:49 PM — A Chef from Westmeath, Ireland has been sentenced to seven years in jail for raping a woman after he told her he was gay and inviting her back to his flat.
12th July 2014
Ireland: Church that sells bleach as HIV ‘cure’ holding event in Dublin 42
2:11 PM — A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
2nd July 2014
Ireland: Same-sex marriage referendum confirmed for spring 2015 33
5:42 PM — The date has been provisionally set for Ireland's long-awaited same-sex marriage referendum.
Ireland: Tributes from LGBT activists following Education Minister’s resignation 1
4:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have paid tribute to Ireland’s Education Minister, Ruairí Quinn, as he resigns from government.
1st July 2014
Dublin Pride: ‘Recognise the freedoms we still have to secure’
4:23 PM — The executive director of Amnesty International Ireland told attendees at Dublin’s Pride parade, Saturday, that the LGBT community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”.