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Assessing legal recognition for rainbow families

30 May 2019 / legislation Print

Assessing legal recognition for rainbow families

‘Recognising Rainbow families’ is the theme of a forthcoming LGBT+ event that will explore the current legal challenges facing LGBT+ families in Ireland.

The collaborative event between is arranged by OUTLaw, with LGBT Ireland and the Lesbian Lawyers’ Network, and is being hosted by OneALG (the A&L Goodbody LGBT+ allies network).


It will take place at A&L Goodbody, IFSC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, on Tuesday 18 June. The event attracts one CPD hour of management and professional development.

Björn Sieverding (vice-president, Network of European LGBTIQ Families Associations) will offer an overview of the current European landscape.

This will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion on the current and future legal situation in Ireland, and will feature Deirdre Duffy (chair of the board of LGBT Ireland), Dr Lydia Bracken (assistant dean, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Limerick), Fiona Duffy (solicitor) and Declan Harmon (barrister).

Registration will take place 6.30pm, followed by the panel discussion at 7pm. The eventing will conclude with drinks and canapés at 8pm.

There is no charge to attend, but as spaces are limited pre-registration is essential. Visit Eventbrite.ie (search for ‘Recognising Rainbow families’), or contact events@outlawnetwork.ie.

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