Irish Trade Unions and LGBT Rights COLLECTION

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Irish Trade Unions and LGBT Rights COLLECTION


Trade Unions and LGBT Rights


Engagements between LGBT activists and groups and Trade Unions in relation to LGBT rights in Ireland.


Orla Egan





Collection Items

Gay Rights Motion Speech Cork Branch of LGPSU 1982
Text of Speech given by Kieran Rose and Tricia Treacey in support of the Gay Rights Motion (No. 35) to the Cork Branch of LGPSU (Local Government and Public Service Union) 30.2.82

1982 LGPSU Gay Rights Motion Article in Cork Examiner
14 May 1982 article in Cork Examiner about passing of motion in support of gay rights at Local Government and Public Service Union in Tralee - motion proposed by Cork branch.

Michael D. Higgins 1980 letters re Gay Rights and Trade Union
Letters sent by Michael D. Higgins in 1980 to Irish Press and Irish Times in relation to Trade Unions and Gay Rights. Part of press cuttings collected by Cork Gay Collective.

1982 Gay Rights Motion LGPSU
1982 Motion on Gay Rights proposed by Kieran Rose and Tricia Treacy to Cork Branch of LGPSU (Local Government and Public Service Trade Union). Adopted by Cork Branch and later by Annual Delegate Conference.

1984 Gays at Work IGPSU Leaflet
Gays At Work: Claiming an Identity, 1984 Leaflet produced by Kieran Rose Cork Branch of IGPSU (Irish General and Public Service Union). Urging union action on lesbian and gay rights.

Laurie Steele ICTU Conference Cork 1981
Photograph of Laurie Steele, as part of Cork Gay Collective, leafleting outside the Annual Delegate Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) in City Hall, Cork in 1981.

1986 Letter Department of Labour to IDATU re Sexual Orientation in Employment Equality Legislation
Letter sent by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Labour, to John P. Mitchell, General Secretary of IDATU (Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union). This is a response to letter from Mr. Mitchell requesting a change in the Employment Equality Act…
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