Tag: ireland

Strong support for gay marriage in Ireland finds latest poll

Recent poll shows 76% of Irish people said they would vote in favour of introducing same-sex marriage in the country, though nearly half would have ‘reservations’ More than three quarters (76%) of Irish people would welcome the introduction of same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll. Additionally, 80% of those surveyed agreed that same-sex couples… Read more »

Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage

A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married. According to a recent Red C poll for Irish broadcasters RTE, 76% of people in Ireland believe that marriages between same-sex couples should be legally recognised. The poll was published in the… Read more »

‘This country is rampant with homophobia’, this Irish politician deserves a standing ovation

Independent Senator David Norris has delivered a remarkable, blistering polemic against “rampant homophobia” to the Irish senate this week. Watch Mr Norris come out blazing against members of the chamber who he accuses of putting down motions that “are effectively apartheid.” The speech was prompted by the Irish broadcaster RTE paying damages to anti-gay rights… Read more »

Gay couples can adopt in North

Gay rights campaigners have welcomed a court ruling that paves the way for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland to adopt. It comes after a legal challenge yesterday by Health Minister Edwin Poots was dismissed by the Court of Appeal. The move brings Northern Ireland law into line with the rest of the UK, and means… Read more »

Ireland: Record levels of new HIV cases for gay and bisexual men

Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show there were 166 newly diagnosed cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men last year in Ireland – the highest diagnosis rate recorded to date. Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) described the figures as “very worrying”. Tiernan Brady, director of Gay HIV Strategies (GHS)… Read more »