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# Civil Partnership
Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites
This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# snapshot of ireland
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.
Marriage equality?: 'There is no excuse for confining civil partnership solely to gay couples'
It’s understandable why some couples prefer a more modern and secular form of civil recognition over marriage, writes Fergus Ryan.
# London
This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight
The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.
Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children
Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.
# don't tell the bride
Don't Tell The Bride's first ever civil partnership is a hilarious contrast
Alan and Trevor: opposites attract.
Column: Let's see a vigorous, successful campaign for marriage equality
Ireland’s mainstream parties should now work together to guarantee equal rights and equal opportunities to all Irish citizens, regardless of sexuality, writes Mark Beegan.
# Civil Partnership
'Unconstitutional' to grant civil partnership to heterosexual couples
Alan Shatter says granting some marital obligations and protections to couples who could marry would violate the constitution.
# Marriage
Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall
Figures from the CSO show Saturday 31 July was the most popular date for marriage in 2010.
Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes
I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.
More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
Same-sex partnerships registered in Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Denmark will all be recognised in Ireland, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.
# Marriage
Almost 1,000 civil partnerships in Ireland in 2012
Now almost 2,000 people have entered civil partnerships since they became available in Ireland in April 2011.
# Gay Marriage
Poll finds two-thirds of Irish adults support gay marriage
A poll in today’s Sunday Times finds strong support for a change in the law that would allow for same-sex marriage with all legal entitlements.
# Prime Numbers
Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers
Which Irish county has the fewest same-sex civil partners? And how many times could Facebook fill Croke Park?
# Same-Sex Couples
New figures show every county in Ireland has hosted civil partnership ceremony
Data shows that 862 couples have entered civil partnerships in the 17 months since they were first permitted in Ireland.
# Marriage equality
In photos: Crowds March for Marriage in Dublin
Members of the public took the streets of Dublin to march in solidarity with the LGBT community and demand marriage for all citizens.
# High Court
Zappone and Gilligan launch fresh legal challenge to same-sex marriage ban
The pair married in Canada in 2003, but are fighting to have that marriage legally recognised in Ireland.
Column: It's time for Ireland to follow Obama on gay marriage. Here's why.
Three quarters of Irish people and all the political parties already support same-sex marriage, writes Kieran Rose of GLEN. The pressure is now on to introduce it to Ireland.
# Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's death rate at its lowest ever
Northern Ireland’s Registrar General says combined high birth rates and low mortality has led to the lowest death rate ever.
Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism
The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.
# Marriage equality
Thousands to march for marriage equality in Dublin
Organisers have blasted presidential hopeful Gay Mitchell for his ‘homophobia’ and opposition to equality.
# Race for the Áras
Mitchell defends letter seeking clemency for Death Row inmate
Gay Mitchell tells RTÉ that he sought clemency for Paul Hill simply because he thinks the death penalty “is barbaric”.
# Muppet Marriage
Sesame Street rules out prospect of Bert and Ernie wedding
The show’s producers respond to an online petition calling on the pair – suspected of being more than friends – to tie the knot.
# transgender
Transgender people will be forced to divorce to achieve recognition
The Transgender Equality Network says recommendations for new legislation will force people who are married to make a choice between gender recognition and their relationship.
# Pride
Gallery: Over 25,000 march in Dublin Pride Parade
Readers of sent in their memorable images of the day’s festivities….
# Advertising
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Our daily guide to the top stories of the evening – and a few other bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Civil Partnership
Nice day for a... civil partnership
Couples’ joy evident at ceremonies in Dublin today – although they note that they have had to wait “a little too long” for recognition.
# Civil Partnership
Dublin couple one of first to enter same sex civil partnership
A couple from Dublin will be one of the first to be formally joined on Irish soil in a ceremony later today.
# Fine Gael
Fine Gael defends deletion of 'abusive' Facebook comments
Users have been flocking to Facebook to register opposition to Fine Gael’s position on full homosexual marriage rights.
# Civil Partnership
Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised
A couple living in Dublin have claimed to be the first to have their civil partnership union recognised by the state.