Tag Archives: Ireland

2010-10-06: Quintuplet joy for lesbian couple

Ms Nolan, already has a one-year-old daughter, Lilly, with her partner.
Ms Keevers became pregnant with quintuplets some months back, conceived via donor insemination using sperm from an anonymous American donor. Continue reading

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2010-09-23: McAleese turns down role in NY St Patrick's parade, LGBT groups approve

President Mary McAleese has insisted that “scheduling constraints” and a very busy final year in office were behind her decision not to accept an invitation to be grand marshal of the New York St Patrick’s Day parade. Irish-American commentator Niall O’Dowd insisted that Mrs McAleese’s decision was connected to the issue of gays being refused the right to march in the parade under their own banners. Continue reading

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2010-09-16: Call for civil marriage legislation

Gay rights campaigners have called on the Government to legislate for civil marriage for same-sex couples following an Irish Times /Behaviour & Attitudes poll which showed a large majority of people in support of such a move. Continue reading

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2010-09-15: 67% support gay marriage, 91% support civil partnership, only 38% oppose same-gender couples adoptions (46% support)

A poll suggests strong support for gay marriage (67%), a significant majority (60 per cent) also believe civil partnerships for gay couples will not undermine the institution of marriage. A large majority (91 per cent) also say they would not think less of a person if they revealed they were gay or lesbian.These numbers are consistently high across most age groups, as well as in urban and rural areas.People are divided, however, on whether gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. Some 46 per cent support such a move, while more than a third (38 per cent) are opposed. Continue reading

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Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows

You have heard that everything will change with Ireland finally ratifying the Hague Agreement. How so? Based on the idea that intercountry adoption can be achieved in two ways: through the Door or through the Window, let’s try to explain … Continue reading

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2010-09-13: More foreign adoptions likely with new country agreements (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Brian O’Callaghan, International Adoption Association, says that negotiations have begun between Ireland and Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand for adoptions Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish couples may adopt from three new countries (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Irish couples will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act. Continue reading

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2010-09-13: State gives private companies €182m to run asylum centres

New records show how the slow pace of Ireland’s asylum process has proved a cash cow for a small number of companies who secured major state contracts. With some asylum cases taking up to six years to finalise, the business of providing applicants with food and shelter has been a lucrative one. Continue reading

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2010-09-12: Norris leads pack in presidential race

Could the most famous proudly gay politician become the next tenant of Áras an Uachtaráin? Continue reading

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2010-09-10: Unmarked babies' graves revealed

Almost 220 unmarked graves for forgotten babies who died at the Bethany Home in Rathgar are said to have been discovered Continue reading

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2010-09-04: Operation Doorsteps: Gardaí smash immigration scam

Illegal immigrants destroy papers and pose as minors to be taken into HSE care. Continue reading

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2010-09-03: President Mary McAleese to make a four day visit to Russia

President Mary McAleese will make a four day visit to Russia next week in a bid to build business links between the countries, it was disclosed today. Continue reading

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2010-09-03: Travellers’ life expectancy still lags far behind

THE life expectancy for men in the travelling community is just 61 years — the same as it was more than two decades ago, a major report warned. This is 15 years less than men in the general population. This is equivalent to the life expectancy of the general population in the 1940s. Continue reading

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2010-09-03: 15 women rescued in sex trafficking raids

Fifteen women were rescued as police raided a series of brothels in a major crackdown on human trafficking in the North. Continue reading

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2010-09-01: Vuvuzelas banned by UEFA

In the specific context of South Africa, the vuvuzela adds a touch of local flavour and folklore, but UEFA feels that the instrument’s widespread use would not be appropriate in Europe, where a continuous loud background noise would be emphasized. Continue reading

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2010-09-01: Launch of Arc Adoption, have your say

Arc Adoption has already been approved in principle by the Adoption Board of Ireland, and looks forward to completing their accreditation once the Adoption Authority of Ireland is established, before the end of 2010. Continue reading

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2010-08-31: Asylum seekers stage Mosney protest

Controversial move of unmarried asylum seekers from the Mosney Accommodation Centre to Hatch Hall in Dublin. Plan aims at saving on costs; protesters have health concerns and would prefer to see the reduction in cost achieve by speeding up the application process. Continue reading

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2010-08-27: Victims, adoption groups and opposition parties are now demanding a full investigation into all the vaccine trials on children in state care

THE Government was told about secret vaccine trials at least six years ago but has refused to investigate them ever since. Continue reading

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2010-08-23: Adoption Rights Alliance, survivors and politicians calling for inquiry into trials of vaccines

Controversial vaccine trials were carried out in the 1960s and 1970s, on children in the care of the State without proper information being made available or the full consent of their parents or guardians. Continue reading

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2010-08-22: Campaigners in Dublin ‘march for marriage’

The LGBT campaign group ‘Noise’ organised a march to promote civil marriage for LGBT people. The Civil Partnership Bill, while allowing a gay couple to pay taxes as a couple, does not provide legal protections for LGBT parents and their children. Continue reading

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