Sadly Homophobia still exists in Ireland in 2015. I believe every person is entitled to the same basic Human rights, not extra rights or less right , the same Human rights as everyone else. I don’t feel the need to thank people for giving LBGT there rights. They have earned the rights as human beings and everytime any Government fails to enact equal laws and equal rights they fail society.

Declan Flynn was beaten to death in Fairview Park, Dublin, in 1983. This horrible murder signified the start of a movement in Ireland. It now into 22 years since the decimalisation of Homosexuality and into 31 years since the first Irish Pride 2015 is a Milestone year for Gay rights in Ireland This year we have a referendum on Gay Marriage on May 22nd 2015 is the year to be proud and live with Pride. It is also the year we need to fight for equality and against Homophobia ‪#‎sharethelove‬ ‪#‎voteyes

9th Feb = Motion on Gender recognition bill raised today at CC – This is some of my comments in support of the Motion.

Ireland has come a long way in Equality but Ireland is the only country in the EU that has no provision for legal gender recognition Dr Lydia Foy, an Irish heroine, has been fighting for nearly 20 years for her gender identity to be recognized, beginning legal proceedings in 1997. In 2007, the High Court ruled that Irish law in her case was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The consequences for trans people struggling with their identity are huge. A mental health and wellbeing survey of transgender people in Ireland published by Transgender Equality Network Ireland in 2012 showed that 78 per cent of respondents in Ireland had thought about ending their lives. Some 44 per cent said they self-harmed. Some 40 per cent said they had attempted suicide. While the Bill is a good step, it could be a great one. The changes that TENI ask for must be listened to and made part of the law.

Declan Flynn was beaten to death in Fairview Park, Dublin, in 1983. This horrible murder signified the start of a movement in Ireland. It now 23 years since the decimalisation of Homosexuality and 32 years since the first Irish Pride 2015 is a Milestone year for LBGT rights in Ireland , In May we have a referendum on Marriage Equality. 2015 is the year to be proud and live with Pride. Its about Equal Rights not extra rights.

Cllr Timmons has put down a motion for the South Dublin County Council , September Council meeting that ‘’ That South Dublin County Council support the Travelling community as being recognised as an Ethnic Minority. We ask the Government to act on this motion.’’

Cllr Francis Timmons (Independent) is calling on Minister for Justice to recognise the Travelling community as an ethnic Minority. If we are to value every citizen we need to be a more equal and tolerant society.

Cllr Francis Timmons (Clondalkin Independent) said it is Time for Traveler’s to be recognized as an ethnic minority, The situation of Travellers in Ireland today can be best described as one of exclusion and oppression. Racism against Travellers is a serious problem. Racism at the individual level is evident when settled people march on or attack Travellers’ sites, when Travelers are harassed out of housing estates, or refused service in shops or pubs, when anti-Traveller literature is printed or distributed. ‘’

MEETING OF SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL

Monday, July 14, 2014

MOTION NO. 22

MOTION: Councillor Francis Timmons

That South Dublin County Council support the Travelling community as being recognised as an Ethnic Minority. We ask the Government to act on this motion.

REPORT:

The issue of the granting of ethnic status to members of the Travelling community is currently being considered by the Minister for Justice and Equality. The motion, if agreed, will be forwarded on to the Minister for her consideration.

Elections for the European Parliament and Local Government will take place on the 23rd of May next.

Both are important opportunities for all of us to highlight issues of equality for LGBT people such as marriage equality.

What can you do?

1.Make sure you are registered to vote  www.checktheregister.ie  (closing date to register is May 6th, postal and special supplement closing date May 26th)

2.See if your EU candidates has signed the ILGA Europe pledge to take a stand on human rights and LGBTI equality in Europe:  http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/how_we_work/european_institutions/ep2014/candidate

and if they haven’t encourage them to do so.

3.Ask local candidates to add their voice as a champion for equality by publically endorsing a ‘Yes’ vote in the marriage equality referendum next year.

4.Let us know how you get on. Email us on  info@marriagequality.ie  or call us on (01)7994528

Most importantly don’t forget to vote on the 23rd of May! Have your say and be part of shaping local and European Government and equality and rights for LGBT people in Ireland and Europe. #NoHateEP2014

Sadly Homophobia still exists in Ireland in 2014. I believe every person is entitled to the same basic Human rights, not extra rights or less right , the same Human rights as everyone else. I don’t feel the need to thank people for giving LBGT there rights. They have earned the rights as human beings and everytime any Government fails to enact equal laws and equal rights they fail society.

Declan Flynn was beaten to death in Fairview Park, Dublin, in 1983. This horrible murder signified the start of a movement in Ireland. It now into 21 years since the decimalisation of Homosexuality and into 30th years since the first Irish Pride 2014 is a Milestone year for Gay rights in Ireland Next year we have a referendum on Gay Marriage. 2014 is the year to be proud and live with Pride. It is also the year we need to fight for equality and against Homophobia ….

LBGT awareness week

I propose:

  • A reduction of TD’s to 120. (65 quota).
  • Presidential election to be reduced to 5 years and only two consecutive terms allowed.
  • Presidential Candidates to be allowed be nominated by 50,000 signatures.
  • All Irish passport holders should be allowed vote in presidential elections, Dáil elections, and European elections
  • Abolition of the Seanad Éireann only after an elected advisory group set up from TD’s to meet as needed made up of varied experiences from all parties. (Like the council of State).
  • Major reform of local councils with counsellors having more responsibility and accountability for local areas.
  • The voting rights of European citizens resident in Ireland should also extend to Dáil elections.
  • European citizens should also be able to stand for election in the Dáil.
  • Equality for women should be written into the constitution.
  • The Constitution should redefine what’s meant by family taking into account the many different types of Families in Ireland in 2013.

The Constitution -Submisions

The Constitution (Bhunreacht_na_hEireann)

Gay Marriage and the security this brings to people in long term committed relationships should be enshrined in our constitution. We need to ensure children of same sex relationships are given the same constitutional protection. Gay Marriage cannot be denied to people if we are to be a fully inclusive society. If we want an Ireland of equals we must give the same recognition, choice, dignity and respect to people in same sex relationships as we do for opposite sex relationships.

SameSex Marriage -Constitution Submissions

The Irish constitution(Bhunreacht na hEireann)

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