Lydia Foy

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Mr Justice William McKechnie speaking at the Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Ireland  conference at the Law Society, 2012.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A senior and widely respected Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice William McKechnie, has retired on the eve of his 70th birthday after a legal career span(...)

A “legal pathway” should be opened up to help allow children under 16 self-declare their own gender identity, a human rights organisation has said. F(...)

On the Probe trail in TCD during the 2016 staging of the event.

More than 40 free events including debates and live experiments feature in Dublin’s “pop up festival of research” taking place at Trinity College Dubl(...)

‘My attitude towards what a “woman” is has to be inclusive, because who on earth gets to decide it isn’t?’

Mantras and philosophies aside, I have only ever lived by two practical rules when it comes to work. The first was told to me in my early 20s by a new(...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

Dr Lydia Foy (centre) received the Citizen’s Prize from the European Parliament in Brussels

“I feel now that with the endorsement of Europe and the endorsement of Ireland, I can say yes, maybe I was doing something right for the good of peopl(...)

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(...)

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