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99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.
Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland
Flac (Free Legal Advice Centres) has produced a comprehensive history of Foy’s right for justice in a report.
Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy nominated for European Diversity Award
Foy is one of eight nominees for the award with Senator David Norris also shortlisted.
Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish
While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.
Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?
Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.
Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership
Transgender people can currently only enter same-sex civil partnerships if their new gender was registered in another country.