Billy Desmond

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Fr Bernárd Lynch: ‘I flew to Ireland in the summer of 1982 to tell my parents that I would be dead by the end of the year.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A gay Irish Catholic priest has told a meeting in Dublin that “as women and gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and non-binary people we remain part o(...)

Fr Bernárd Lynch: will receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fr Bernárd Lynch, a gay Irish Catholic priest now living in London, is to receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from President (...)

Dusty Springfield.  Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

With homosexuality illegal until 1993 in Ireland, gender identity was an important factor in the migration of Irish people from the early modern perio(...)

Fr Bernárd Lynch and Billy Desmond were married in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The gay Co Clare Catholic priest Fr Bernárd Lynch has said the Catholic Church has done terrible damage to gay people by getting the message of God “v(...)

The marriage of Fr Bernárd Lynch and Billy Desmond took place in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A Catholic priest from Co Clare – who was involved in the first “boat to vote” campaign during the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015 – has married (...)