Already in 2024 the new Limerick women's state-of-the-art brand new prison is once again repeating the pattern of the previous prison for women: 62 or 111% bed capacity on 1st and 2nd January, the highest in the State.
Including two male sex offenders in a women’s prison is abusive of the rights not just of women prisoners but of women prison officers who have been threatened with rape. Will the new prison for women in Limerick be for women only?
Thread from 26th May 2023 "The IPRT said women in prison in Ireland are among the most marginalised women in the state, with an estimated 85% having addiction issues and
Thread from 21st March 2023 The first man with a Gender Recognition Certificate in an Irish women's prison wasn't Barbie Kardashian: In fact we've had at least three recently, as
Will men with Gender Recognition Certificates be accommodated in the new Limerick women's prison which will have just an extra 22 places - 50 instead of the current 28?
Here's the list of TDs and some Senators so far promised a copy of Irishwoman Helen Joyce's bestseller "TRANS - When Ideology Meets Reality".
If men with Gender Recognition Certificates continue to be put into women's prisons in Ireland separate accommodation is needed. But why might lesbians need separate accommodation in the new Limerick women's prison and why is the "I" for "intersex" included in "LGBTIQ+ prisoners"?
Linda Laura Sabbadini, a statistician renowned for pioneering the measurement of gender inequality, says once data existed on the extent of the issue public attention and changes to the law followed.
Women's rights were not considered in the drafting of the Yogyakarta Principles, the non-legally binding guidelines repeatedly cited when dealing with transgender issues
Twitter thread 5th August 2021 "The report said both women were subject to Rule 63 of the Irish Prison Rules 2007, which relates to vulnerable prisoners who may be at
The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme. Is it time that the IHREC in this country cast its net wider as to who it consults with on gender identity issues?
Many women prisoners are amongst the most vulnerable in Irish society. Yet with a Gender Recognition Certificate any man can self-id as a member of the opposite sex and be sent to a women's prison, even if he's a sex offender.