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Dennis Finnegan comes out

Ten-time Irish national track and field champion Denis Finnegan came out as gay overnight on the podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. He told sports reporter Cyd Zeigler that he drifted towards coming out in recent years. Originally from Ireland, Denis Finnegan now lives in Melbourne. In 2018, he met Cyd Zeigler from Five …

Leo Varadkar gayirish prime minister

Leo Varadkar resigned as Irish Prime Minister this week. Previously, his party, Fine Gael, failed to win a majority in the parliamentary elections held on 8 February. With no other party winning a majority either, Ireland’s parliament remains in a political deadlock. With four candidates for the office of Taoiseach or prime minister, two other …

northern ireland gay journalist lyra mckee

Vigils have been held across Northern Ireland following the shooting death of gay journalist Lyra McKee, as police search for her killers. The 29-year-old was shot after violence broke out in Londonderry in Northern Ireland on Thursday night. The Police Service of Northern Island attributed the killing to the New Irish Republican Army, a dissident …

Ireland PM leo varadkar meets with us vice president Mike Pence

Gay Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has delivered a powerful message of anti-discrimination in front of notorious anti-LGBTIQ US Vice President Mike Pence. Varadkar was joined by his partner Matt Barrett for the first time at an annual function at Mike and Karen Pence’s residence to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Irish Taoiseach spoke at …

HIV Ireland

A busy working mother of four is going the extra yards to raise funds for HIV Ireland. Tracey Byrne, who works as a therapist in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, where she runs her own thriving practice, will climb the highest mountain on the African continent in aid of the charity close to her …

Mary McAleese

Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese will take part in the Dublin Pride march on June 30. The theme for the Pride event is ‘We Are Family’, and she has clearly taken it to heart, saying that most of her extended family plans to attend. McAleese said she would march with her son, Justin, and his …

Ireland Eurovision

Chinese broadcaster Mango TV has been banned from televising the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster was dropped by contest bosses the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after censoring two performances during Tuesday’s semi-final. “On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances …

Ireland Eurovision

Ireland has made it into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the contest’s queer fans are loving the country’s 2018 performance. Irish singer Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s onstage performance of the song “Together” included a gay couple dancing together onstage. O’Shaughnessy told a Eurovision press conference, “My only intention was to help people see that …

Pictures of same-sex couples have been censored from a booklet promoting a Catholic event in Dublin which will be attended by the Pope. Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families event in August, a meeting of Catholic activists and preachers that is a keystone in the Church’s global agenda. The booklet …

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Trainee priests at an Irish Catholic priesthood college face increased supervision and a crackdown on their Internet usage after the 221-year-old institution was rocked by a Grindr gay hookup scandal. Earlier this month, it was announced three trainee priests at the St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland were being transferred to Rome after allegations surfaced …