and protection needed for women

Heather Humphreys and Roderic O’Gorman clash on gender law for under-16s
The two government ministers responsible for reviewing laws on gender recognition have clashed by giving contradictory responses when asked if those under 16 years of age will be permitted to legally change gender.
Minister: Oireachtas children’s committee is best forum to examine transgender issues
Heather Humphreys proposed the move in advance of implementing legislative changes in the 2015 Gender Recognition Act
The pushback against gender ideology in Ireland has begun
The women’s movement in Ireland is facing a set back with the encroachment of gender identity legislation, but women are ready to fight back
Coinnígí oraibh ar an gcaoi sin, a lucht an chealchultúir, má theastaíonn uaibh nach scríobhfar ailt agus leabhair spreagúla i nGaeilge feasta…

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences:

Comment: Questioning trans rights is a hobby for power
‘To destroy the concept of motherhood: that is revolutionary.’ - Simone de Beauvoir
SNP gender reforms ‘dangerous for women’, UN official warns
A leading UN official has condemned the SNP’s gender recognition reforms as posing a danger to women and urged Scottish ministers to postpone the legislation. R
B’fhéidir nach áit shábháilte do chainteoirí Gaeilge an t-ardán sóisialta nua Mastodon
Hate offences law must be enacted as priority
The Hate Offences Bill, which aims to bring Ireland into line with the rest of Europe in having specific hate crime legislation, is too important a piece of legislation to be in any way derailed, writes Adam Long
Tús Áite: Conspóid faoi alt faoi chúrsaí inscne ar
D’fhoilsigh alt ar an Satharn le Cathal Mac Coille maidir le cruinniú a d’fhreastail sé air leis an ngrúpa Women’s Space Ireland. Labhraímid faoi seo leis an bpainéal.
Stella O’Malley, Síciteiripeoir & Údar.
Cruinniú a bhí ag an ngrúpa Women’s Space Ireland le gairid inár pléadh aidhmeanna an ghrúpa agus tugadh léargas ar an gcaoi a chuireann naimhdeas agus aineolas isteach ar phlé phoiblí faoina haidhmeanna sin.
Ní hionann cosaint chearta na mban agus ionsaí ar chearta eile

Free speech concerns dog Ireland’s hate crime bill
Trans ideology being taught like religion in schools, Irish conference hears
Fears that hate-speech law may target ‘gender-critical’ views
Bill threatens to suppress trans-issue debate
Self-ID activists ‘will abuse hate speech law’
More than 200 people, most of them women, gathered in Dublin yesterday to discuss changes in gender law and policy and the effects they’re having on women and c
Alison O’Connor: We can be trans-inclusive without undermining women’s rights
“We must respect people’s identity. A trans woman is a woman. A trans man is a man,” says Labour Party leader and chair of the gender committee Ivana Bacik

Deputy Denis Naughten's question regarding removal of the word "woman" from the 1994 Maternity Protection Act:
Legislative Measures
Legislative Measures Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 July 2022
Alison O’Connor: Happily, the Government is rethinking this daft decision to erase women
You cannot disappear the word ‘woman’ to accommodate what must be a handful of trans men who give birth each year

Archived version of article below is at

Trans rights a question of reasonableness and common sense
There is no absolute human right to erase gendered thought and language on a widespread basis

Replacement of word "woman" with "person" in the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022:

Legislative Measures
Legislative Measures Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 July 2022
Ireland ‘can be world leader’ by recognising international surrogacy, landmark Oireachtas report says
Ireland should become a world leader by regulating and recognising international surrogacy, a landmark Oireachtas committee report has said.
Surrogacy can be born out of financial need as well as love
Celebratory headlines greeted the news last week that the Irish parents of children born via surrogacy may soon see an end to the legal limbo that has, for years, destabilised a significant number of families in the Republic.
Whose Rights Are Important Here?
Ireland’s Progressive Attitude to Trans Rights: Aoife Martin


Breda O’Brien: Learning to listen to those with whom we disagree is vital
People conceived through surrogacy have something important to say about its ethics
Breda O’Brien: Child’s voice ignored in surrogacy debate
Committee prioritises doctors and academics over donor-conceived people
‘Historic’ Bill to allow surrogacy to take place in State approved by Cabinet
Legislation will also help progress plan to provide IVF in public health system, says Donnelly
Equality is a social bedrock which must be enshrined in law
More diverse Ireland makes legal protection of human rights all the more vital
Seanad Éireann debate - Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters Seanad Éireann debate - Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
It’s time to say no to extremists who want to let children pick their gender
Ireland signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child nearly 30 years ago now. One might imagine that life for Irish children must be a paradise by now, with such a head start on protecting their interests.
Barriers removed from Gender Recognition Act in Ireland
Senator Zappone publishes gender recognition Bill
Legislation would not require married transgender individuals to divorce
Gender Recognition Bill still problematic, campaigners say
Transgender rights activists query medical evaluation clause as debate starts in Seanad
Transgender law open to review, says Humphreys
Senators claim deficiencies in the Gender Recognition Bill 2014
Roderic O’Gorman: Conversion therapy is a cruel process rooted in the promotion of shame
No ban on conversion therapy would restrict professionals from assisting their patients
MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.

Gay Conversion Therapy | Newstalk
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Bill to ban conversion therapy poses problems for therapists
Forcing sexual orientation shifts must be outlawed but gender identity needs focus
Children’s Minister seeks to ban conversion therapy after meeting with Sinn Féin and cross party coalition group
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman is seeking to ban conversion therapy after meeting with Sinn Féin and a cross party coalition group.
Artist honours 118 women killed by men by painting their portraits
Between 2009 and 2018, 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK
Northern Ireland High Court: Requirement to show medical ‘disorder’ for gender recognition certificate held incompatible with ECHR
The High Court in Northern Ireland has determined that the requirement for an applicant under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to prove they are suffering from a medical “disorder” was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The court held that a diagnosis of a disorder was an an…
North’s rights chief is gay advocate
PROFILE: Michael O’Flaherty has carried out much work promoting human rights
‘A person’s sexual orientation is not up for debate’: O’Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
Helen McEntee interview on misogyny, Seamus Woulfe, Gardaí receiving vaccines and becoming Fine Gael leader
The ear-piercing sound of the Dáil voting bell is ringing through the Dublin Convention Centre and Helen McEntee is laughing behind her pink face mask. The Sunday Independent has just asked her if she wants to be Fine Gael leader.
Not all hate-speech acts merit a criminal-law response – IHREC
Body sets out concerns on media regulation
Languages bill to scrap need for Irish speakers’ titles
Irish-language speakers may no longer be obliged to use a title in their dealing with the state under promised legislative changes.“Honorifics” or titles such as “Mr, Mrs, Ms” and “an t-Uasal” in
Gay conversion therapy bill must not be forgotten, says senator
The bill to ban conversion therapy can not get lost in the build up of legislation that will pass after the pandemic, a Sinn Féin senator has said.Conversion therapy is a pseudoscientific process
Plans To Change Transition Process For Transgender Teens | Newstalk
The new children’s minister wants to make it easier for under 16s to change their gender. Mi...
Fine Gael seeking law change to let under-16s legally change gender
Children under the age of 16 would be able to legally change their gender under plans being discussed by Fine Gael.
Laws to make it easier for teens to change gender
Laws to make it easier for people aged 16 and 17 to legally change their gender will be introduced by the Fianna Fail-Fine Gael-Green Government.
Stephen Kirwan: Pitfalls and uncertainties in Ireland’s gender recognition laws
Stephen Kirwan, solicitor at KOD Lyons, explores the pitfalls and uncertainties remaining under Ireland’s gender recognition laws. On July 15th 2015, the Irish Government passed the Gender Recognition Act 2015. The Act gives transgender people full legal recognition of their preferred gender and a…
Trans rights ‘pass under radar’
An international organisation that supports transgender rights has praised activists in Ireland for passing legislation “under the radar” by “latching trans rights legislation on to more popular legal
The Irish state will now accept trans people’s own declaration of their gender
Married trans people will also not be required to get a divorce, to have their gender recognised.
Gender Recognition Bill is in violation of international human rights law
Irish Bill needs to be amended to respect transgender people’s dignity and freedom
A Problematic Gender Recognition Bill
HSE adopts policy on transgender patients
The Health Service Executive (HSE) will introduce a new policy on how to treat transgender people next year after consulting with international medical professionals. Dr Philip Crowley, the HSE