Big news! An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced to the Dáil yesterday evening that the referendum on marriage equality will be held in Spring 2015. The announcement has been welcomed by campaign groups GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL.
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As a pro-choicer, I want a world where nobody is forced or pressured to give birth, every child gets to be raised by parents who love and cherish them dearly, and where nobody feels like their sovereign decisions over their own bodies are something to be ashamed of or punished for.
All the marriage equality news last night was firmly focused on local government, with votes being taken in Dublin, Newry and Fermanagh. It follows similar motions passed in Belfast, Cork, Omagh, Down, and Moyle and Magherafelt local authorities. Further marriage equality motions are expected in South Dublin, Fingal, Dungannon, Dundalk, Fermanagh, Waterford and Derry
Veda, one of everyone’s favourite queens from the Dublin drag scene is back with a second album. Veda’s new album, Transphibian will be the sound of the summer if my Facebook homepage is anything to go by!
Things look a promising for Ireland’s 7s rugby squad, who have been almost unbeatable since the seven-a-side team was formed just a few short months ago. Now the real work begins, however: To get to the World Cup, which is exactly 365 days away, Ireland must rank among the top five teams in this weekend’s qualifying tournament in Moscow.
G-Force, the Garda LGBT Employee Support Network, on behalf of the European Gay Police Association, hosts the 6th European Gay Police Association Conference this Thursday and Friday in Dublin Castle. Conference delegates will join the Dublin Pride parade on Saturday.
The full time score from last night’s match: Ireland 0-1 Scotland. Ireland are out of Euro 2013. Ireland have two remaining Euro 2013 ties, both of which are away fixtures. Sue Ronan’s side faces the annoyingly unstoppable France on 15th September next and Israel on 19th September. Here’s your post-match analysis.
All right, everyone. As the kids in America might say: Shit just got real. Despite defeating them away by two goals to nil, Ireland lost their second leg tie with Wales in Cork on Saturday by a single goal. This means that Ireland’s Euro 2013 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow night is crucial: If we lose, we’re out.
Having regrouped after the Algarve Cup and a friendly against Swtizerland, Ireland manager Sue Ronan last week named her squad to play the next two vital UEFA Euro 2013 qualifiers taking place over the coming 10 days.
New Zealand schmealand. It’s all about Belgium this weekend, when Ireland’s only international 7s squad travels to Ghent for the FIRA/AER European Championship 2012.
The Amsterdam Sevens took place last weekend, where Irish rugby’s newest team, the international Sevens squad, had their first real taste of international competition – and came away with the Heineken Boot trophy. The results indicated a steep but definite learning curve for the players. Their hectic summer schedule culminates in June with World Cup Qualifiers in Ghent and Moscow.
It is that time of the year again. Eurovison time, love it or hate it you can’t avoid it. Especially not if you live in Ireland where we are very proud of our record of winning the contest seven times. Forget Euro 2012, Eurovision 2012 is where the real action is. People often ask me why I love it so much and I find it hard to articulate why. I do love the cheesefest it is.
Since the out-of-the-blue announcement by the IRFU that Ireland will field a women’s sevens side, it has been all go for the players in training camps and tournaments – and the pace continues through the summer, starting tomorrow with this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens competition.
Next Thursday, May 17th, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will be launching a book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland and will be launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.
Saturday, St Patrick’s Day, saw Ireland face England away in their final fixture of the Six Nations Championship. England were always the favourites, going into the game undefeated, and having conceded only 6 points and not a single try. Still, though, the final score flattered England somewhat. Ireland can be proud: of their performance on Saturday, and throughout the tournament.
This St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations Triple Crown is up for grabs for Ireland for the first time; meanwhile an unbeaten England will be clamouring for both it and the Grand Slam title. Kick-off is at 2pm.
With their third successive victory, and second consecutive win without conceding a point, Ireland now face England away – where both will contend for the Six Nations Triple Crown on St Patrick’s Day.