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25 NOV 2015

Gardaí Now Record Transphobia as a Motive in PULSE System

TENI is pleased to announce that An Garda Síochána's PULSE system now includes the possibility of recording transphobia as a motive in an incident. PULSE is a computer system used by the Gardaí to record all incidents and has been updated to allow a variety of discriminatory motives to be entered.

07 OCT 2015

Press Release: Inclusion of Trans Students Discussed at Historic Education Roundtable

Yesterday (Tuesday 6th October), a roundtable discussion of education partners and NGOs working with young trans people took place in the Department of Education and Skills. The event was organised by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, and hosted by Minister Kevin Humphreys.

06 OCT 2015

General Assembly Report

Thank you to everyone who joined TENI for the 2015 General Assembly on 3rd October. As a member-driven organisation we appreciate your ongoing support and engagement.

10 SEP 2015

Call for Applications for TENI Board of Directors

TENI is seeking applications for our Board of Directors. These individuals will be elected by the General Assembly on 3rd October 2015.

08 SEP 2015

Trans People Can Now Apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate

Today (Tuesday 8th September), the application form for the Gender Recognition Certificate was launched by the Department of Social Protection. Trans people over the age of 18 will now be able to apply to have their preferred gender legally recognised by completing a simple form, which includes a Statutory Declaration. Once they've received their Gender Recognition Certificate they will be able to obtain a new birth certificate.

08 SEP 2015

Press Release: Trans People Finally Exist in the Eyes of the State

Today (Tuesday 8th September), marked the first day that trans people can apply to be legally recognised in their true gender. The Department of Social Protection published the application form and have begun accepting applications.

04 SEP 2015

Press Release: Tánaiste Announces Commencement of the Gender Recognition Act 2015

Today (Friday 4th September), TENI warmly welcomed the announcement that the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, had signed the Commencement Order for the Gender Recognition Act 2015. This will enable trans people to be formally recognised in their preferred gender for all purposes by the Irish State for the first time. As of Tuesday 8th September trans people will be able to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate from the Department of Social Protection and subsequently obtain a new birth certificate.

31 JUL 2015

TENI Welcomes Two New Staff Members

TENI is delighted to announce that we've hired two new staff members. Catherine Cross has joined TENI as the Family Support and Education Officer and Jack O'Sullivan has joined as the Training and Administrative Officer. Catherine and Jack bring significant knowledge and expertise to the organisation and we're thrilled that they've joined our team. Please join us in welcoming them.

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