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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.

23 JUL 2015

President Signs Gender Recognition Act

On July 22nd the Gender Recognition Act was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins.

15 JUL 2015

Press Release: Gender Recognition Bill Completes Passage Through the Oireachtas

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

Press Release: Gender Recognition Bill Enters Last Stage in the Seanad

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

Historic Gender Recognition Bill Poised to Become Law

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.

25 JUN 2015

Legal Recognition of Trans Young People Raised at UN Human Rights Council

Today (Thursday 25th June), the legal gender recognition of trans young people was raised in the General Debate at the UN Human Rights Council. Co-Secretary General of ILGA-World, Helen Kennedy, spoke strongly on this issue and made recommendations that the Irish Government revise the Gender Recognition Bill to protect the human rights of trans young people.

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