Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

Transgender rights activist Lydia Foy has finally received an Irish birth certificate after a 22-year legal battle for recognition in Ireland of her f(...)

Joan Burton, Sara Phillips of Teni, Lydia Foy and Micheal Farrell at launch of the Gender Recognition Certificate: the Tánaiste said it had been a hard  battle by those in the transgender community. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Transgender people can now get a birth certificate which reflects their preferred gender.The new law will allow over-18s to have their preferred ge(...)

Willie O’Dea:  people’s rights would “depend on the individual whim of their family doctor” when gender recognition should be “a matter of self-determination by the individual concerned”

The Gender Recognition Bill has been described as “a form of Irish solution to an Irish problem”, with the State adopting a “paternalistic approach”.(...)

Members of Germany’s constitutional court: it struck down as unconstitutional a compulsory divorce provision in its transsexual law in 2008.  Photograph: Uli Deck/AFP/Getty Images

The Gender Recognition Bill 2014 has been criticised for several provisions which some people see as too restrictive and exclusionary. These include t(...)

Some 200 people attended a protest outside Dail Eireann on Saturday, organised by the human rights group LGBT NOISE, demanding amendments to the proposed Gender Recognition Bill 2014, which is currently being debated in the Houses of the Oireachtas. Pictured are Daniel Waugh and Annie Hoey. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 200 people attended a rally outside Leinster House today to highlight what they say are significant flaws in the proposed Gender Recognition Bi(...)

Minister of State Kevin Humphreys, who said the amendment was practical and reasonable. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister of State Kevin Humphreys accepted the principle of a Seanad amendment to have the legislation recognising the identity of transgender people(...)

Transgender woman Dr Lydia Foy, who led the legal challenges on gender recognition in Ireland, has welcomed the Bill, but has said it includes ‘unnecessary obstacles’. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Leading human rights lawyers have described the Government’s gender recognition Bill as “flawed” and “very disappointing” and have urged that it be br(...)

Lydia Foy. Picture Dylan Vaughan

The Government has paid transgender woman Lydia Foy about €50,000 in compensation for the State’s failure to enact laws that recognise her acquired(...)

Transgender woman Lydia Foy has effectively settled her long-running action against the State aimed at securing a birth certificate in her acquired female gender. Photograph: Frank Miller/The
Irish Times

Transgender woman Lydia Foy has effectively settled her long-running action against the State aimed at securing a birth certificate in her acquired fe(...)

Dr Lydia Foy: High Court ruled in her favour in 2007. Photograph: Frank Miller

In March 1993, almost 21 years ago, transgender woman Lydia Foy wrote to the registrar general asking for a new birth certificate in her female gender(...)