Ireland

The Emerald Isle

Ireland is progressing for equal rights. They can now marry and just elected their first gay Prime Minister. The cities of Ireland enjoy a safe place for gay people. Rural Ireland is beautiful but still needs some work.

Gay-o-meter: 
Registered partnerships: No (Yes 2011 – 2015, Ireland introduced gender neutral marriage in 2015)
Marriage: Yes (2015)
Stepchild adoption: No (for any couple)
Joint adoption: Yes (2016)
Military service:
Yes
Age of consent: 17

Pride parades: Dublin (June), Cork (May/June), Galway (August), Limerick (August), Waterford (August), Sligo (August)
Hotspots:

Gay web:
Role models: 

Population: 4,8 mill.
Capital: Dublin
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
President: Michael D. Higgins
Prime minister: Leo Varadkar
Religion: Roman Catholic
Language: Irish & English

MR GAY EUROPE IN IRELAND
Official producer:
Mr Gay Ireland
Name of producer: Brian Merriman

PREVIOUS DELEGATES

2006 Ireland

2006
Keith Kearney

2007 Ireland

2007
John Rice

2008 Ireland

2008
Barry Meegan

2009 Ireland

2009
Jason Masterson

2010 Ireland

2011
Barry Francis Gouldsbury

2012 Ireland

2012
Steven Baitson

2013 Ireland

2013
Robbie Obara

2014 Ireland

2014
Robbie Lawlor

2016 Ireland

2016
Konrad Im

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