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08 SEP 2015
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.
08 SEP 2015
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.
04 SEP 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 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.
23 JUL 2015
On July 22nd the Gender Recognition Act was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins.
15 JUL 2015
Today (Wednesday 15th July), the Gender Recognition Bill completed its passage through the Oireachtas. The Bill will now go to the President to be signed and will shortly become law. The legislation is expected to be enacted before the end of July and come into operation before the end of summer.
14 JUL 2015
Tomorrow (Wednesday 15th July), the Gender Recognition Bill will go to the Seanad for Report and Final Stages, which is the last legislative step before the Bill becomes law. The Bill will then go to the President to be signed.
10 JUL 2015
Yesterday (Thursday 9th July), the Gender Recognition Bill passed the Report and Final Stages in Dáil Éireann. The Bill will go to the Seanad on Wednesday 15th July for debate which is the final legislative step before the Bill becomes law. When the Bill is passed in the Seanad it will go to the President to be signed.