Tag Archives: Dublin

IRELAND: Dublin Archbishop Transfers Trainee Priests After Reports Of Grindr Usage In His Seminary

Irish Central reports: The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has announced that he will not send trainee priests from his own diocese, the largest in Ireland, to the national seminary at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. When asked about his decision to send three seminary students from Dublin to the Irish Pontifical College in Rome instead of Maynooth later this ...

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IRELAND: Dublin Gay Bar Crowd Reacts

Clip recap: The results of the public vote for the Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland, the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular national vote, and it was done with a massive 62% voting yes. The broadcaster, Vincent Brown couldn’t even close his broadcast because of the noise of the place singing “Ole Ole”. Sorry ’bout ...

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IRELAND: Celebration In Dublin

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Happy St. Panti’s Day!

Wow. @PantiBliss arrives and the crowd chants Panti! Panti! Panti! #MarRef pic.twitter.com/IP7YISn0u3 — Ty Wesley Cobb (@tywesleycobb) May 23, 2015 @PantiBliss media scrum as she arrives at #dublincastle for #MarRef result. #Yes #YesEquality pic.twitter.com/oQhwPJ5Ayb — Bobby (@bobbysands81) May 23, 2015 [email protected] feeling the love #MarRef pic.twitter.com/DbhCa40XGN— Conor Humphries.ie (@reutersConorH) May 23, 2015

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IRELAND: Right Now In Dublin

UPDATE: It looks like the above UK-based NPR reporter is mistaken and that the photo he tweeted this morning is actually from yesterday. Doesn’t matter, we’ll take it.

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DUBLIN: Taxi App Offers Free Ride To Polls

Taxi app Hailo has wrapped some its drivers’ cars in rainbow hues and is offering Dublin residents free rides to the polls on referendum day. They write: Next Friday 22nd May, we go to the polls to vote on the Marriage Equality Referendum. It’s a huge moment for Ireland – and on reflection of the diverse background of both Ireland’s ...

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DUBLIN: Thousands Attend Marriage Rally

JMG reader Helen sends us the above photo of today’s big marriage rally in Dublin, where the crowd of thousands was joined by entertainers and politicians. That’s Helen in the red holding the LGBT Noise banner. To Helen’s left is her wife. The Irish Mirror reports: An estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 people gathered at Merrion Square in Dublin for ...

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IRELAND: Dublin Students Break World Record In Marriage Equality Event

Via UTV Ireland: More than 500 people took part in the event to raise awareness for a Yes vote in next month’s Marriage Equality referendum. The event, which was organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), took place in Smithfield Square at 12 noon. To meet the requirements of the Guinness World Record, participants had to dress in ...

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IRELAND: Dublin City Council Calls For Removal Of Marriage Equality Mural

Via the Irish Journal: A warning letter has been sent from Dublin City Council calling for the giant same-sex marriage mural in Dublin city centre to be removed. The letter was issued to artist Joe Caslin, he confirmed to TheJournal.ie. Councillor Mannix Flynn told TheJournal.ie that the letter concerns the removal of the black-and-white paper mural over a planning issue, ...

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IRELAND: Drag Star/Activist Panti Bliss Wows Crowd With Dublin TEDx Talk

Andy Towle provides some of the transcript: “Everyday I am jealous of straight people because that tiny intimate expression of affection has never once been mine…I am jealous of that because gay people do not get to hold hands in public without first considering the risk…We look around to see where are we, who’s around, what kind of place is ...

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IRELAND: Catholic Priest Comes Out During Mass, Urges Support For Marriage

Via the Irish Central: A Dublin priest received a standing ovation from his congregation this week as he called for same sex marriage equality in Ireland and came out to his parishioners. Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublin’s city center for 15 years, opened up to ...

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IRELAND: Prime Minister Visits Gay Bar

Via the Irish Times: “So there’s An Taoiseach in Pantibar,” a post on the Dublin gay bar’s Facebook page reads over a picture of Enda Kenny who visited the bar last night. “It’s a changed world in many ways.” This was the reaction to the visit by Rory O’Neill, the entertainer and gay rights activist also known as Panti Bliss, ...

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Dublin Marches For Marriage Equality

Via the Irish Times: Thousands of people marched to the Department of Justice in Dublin this afternoon, in favour of extending marriage rights to gay and lesbian people in Ireland. Those behind the sixth annual March for Marriage including LGBT Noise and Marriage Equality said they hoped this would be the biggest – and last – gathering for marriage rights ...

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St. Panti’s Day Parade

After her moving and eloquent speech about homophobia went viral, a campaign was launched to name Irish drag queen Panti Bliss as the grand marshal of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But the chance of that happening appears to be slim. Organisers have said that the process to select who leads the parade “is well underway and this year’s Grand ...

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