The Humanist Association of Ireland

compassion - equality - reason


About humanism in Ireland

Humanism is a philosophy and the Humanist Association of Ireland is a community of people who believe in humanist principles and aspire to a fair, balanced, ethical and responsible secular society.

The HAI advocates for the equal treatment of people of no religion by the State and provides a forum for people to meet, share experiences and develop their humanist ideals in an informal, friendly, and inclusive environment.


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World Humanist Congress 2023

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended the 2023 World Humanist Congress, which took place in Copenhagen. Sandi Toksvig, the Danish-British writer, comedian, and broadcaster, opened the Congress where she spoke movingly about her journey to humanism, and threats to democracy, human rights, and humanist values around the world. It was a powerful opening speech, setting out…

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