08 Dec 2021

Athy woman welcomes transgender being recognised

Ireland's new system for recognising transgender people has taken effect today. The Department of Social Protection says from today it will accept applications from people who want to have a new gender recognised. It follows the passing of the Gender Recognition Act - described as one of the most progressive legal systems in Europe. Athy's Dr Lydia Foy, who fought 17 year long court battle to have her new gender recognised, says it's a historic day:

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