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Entries Tagged as 'Minister for Social and Family Affairs'

Social Welfare Policy under Equality Review

September 6th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Equality, Same Sex Partnerships

Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin was doorstepped today by Newstalk (link to print version of their report is no longer available) about the Free Travel Pass issue following the publication of that article in the Irish Independent. As in the responses to other outlets she confirmed that the social welfare code was […]


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Irish Rail enforcing the ban on free travel for Same Sex Couples

September 1st, 2008 · 35 Comments · Equality, Homophobia, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships

Irish Rail staff are being advised in the art of enforcing heterosexuality in regards to the pursuit of free travel in the state. In fact you could call them the Travel Stasi for then Minister Mary Coughlan and the current Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin. Some background In 2001 a gay pensioner […]


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