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October 1, 2013

Irish leader has written to the Gay Games organizers saying potential host city Limerick is a testament to the country's greenery and song

Prime Minister Enda Kenny has backed Ireland’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018.

The Irish leader has written a letter to the Federation of Gay Games.

While Limerick is competing against Paris and London to host the athletic events, Kenny guaranteed a traditional welcome.

‘The beauty of Ireland’s lush green landscape has been immortalized in paint and in song and Limerick City and its surrounds are testament to that legacy,’ he said.

July 15, 2013

The UK’s deputy prime minister is backing London2018, but the race to hold the tenth Gay Games event remains too close to call.

2018 may seem a long way away, but the competition to host the Gay Games event in that year is now into its final stages.

The Gay Games were founded in 1982, and 2018 will see the tenth edition of this quadrennial event that brings together around 10,000 athletes, artists and activists from around the world to participate in over 30 sports and culture events.

February 15, 2013

Councilor Gillian Wharton-Slattery will ask Kerry County Council in Ireland to back a motion supporting marriage equality

A county in Ireland will vote on same-sex marriage next week on 18 February.

January 15, 2013

GSN checks in on Ireland’s preparations for the 2013 IGLFA European Championship

In terms of total number of participants, football is one of the biggest and most popular sports going for gay men and lesbians.

In 2013 the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) is holding its European Championship in Dublin.

We caught up with Paul O’Brien - lead organizer for the event and key player with the Dublin Devils Football Club - to find out how preparations are going.

Why are the IGLFA European Championships being held in Dublin in 2013?

January 26, 2012

A dance teacher has been sentenced to six months in prison for falsely accusing X Factor judge of groping him.

A man who falsely accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexually assaulting him has been jailed.

Leonard Watter, a dance teacher from Navan, Co Meath, in Ireland, was sentenced to six months in prison over allegations that the pop music mogul groped him in Dublin nightclub Krystle last April.