Under the existing legislation, children under the age of 16 are currently prohibited from accessing gender recognition, while teenagers aged 16-17 must go through a medical and psychiatric process before changing. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is today expected to agree to remove the restriction on children under 16 changing their gender. Minister for Social Protection Regina(...)

Firms note a number of benefits from having strong and considered diversity policies, including employees having a greater sense of loyalty and dedication to their job. Photograph: iStock

Inclusivity in the workplace has never been more significant – as Ireland reaches almost full employment, it is essential in attracting and keeping sk(...)

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Have you ever wondered what Irish words to use when describing transgender, agender or cisgender orientations as Gaeilge? An Foclóir Aiteach, a colla(...)

Because children rarely have the freedom to roam, explore and climb trees anymore, these skills are in decline

For some students, physical education (PE) has always been a welcome break from the books. For others, PE is that time when they are forced to play te(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gets into the spirit of things at Dublin (P)ride! Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Stephen’s Green was a riot of glitterbeards, rainbow facepaint and all manner of colourful costumes as thousands thronged the city centre for the annu(...)

Pride parade, 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill,  The Irish Times

The Dublin Pride parade begins at 2pm this Saturday, but there are plenty of other festival events to keep you occupied. The theme this year is “findi(...)

Leah McCabe, from Phibsborough and Steven Murphy from Finglas, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

In the past few years there have been major strides in tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying at school. But are we doing enough? A recent su(...)

Yes vote anniversary: As images of jubilant adults cheering in Dublin Castle spread across the world, how did it feel for a young person sitting alone in their bedroom, still terrified of having to face coming out? Photograph: Eric Luke

With LGBT children and young people three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers, how equal do they feel in the year since(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

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