World Humanist Congress 2023

August 8, 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 […]

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Call for submissions of personal stories

July 27, 2023

Personal Stories As part of our Education Advocacy campaign, we are developing a “personal stories” segment for the campaign, that will include personal stories of people who experienced religious discrimination […]

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Taoiseach and HAI CEO at the National Day of Commemoration 2023

HAI contribute to National Day of Commemoration

July 10, 2023

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, delivered the humanist reflection at the 2023 National Day of Commemoration in Collins Barracks in Cork on Sunday 9th July. The event honours all those Irishmen […]

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62.8% increase in Non-Religious

May 30, 2023

The 2022 Census results, released today, revealed a dramatic increase in the non-religious and an accelerating rate of decline in Catholicism. The data published by the Central Statistics Office shows […]

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Minister for Education’s Response to HAI Letter

May 25, 2023

The Private Secretary for the Department of Education, Cathal Goslin, has responded to the CEO’s recent letter (17th February) to the Minister for Education on the Schools Divestment Programme. The […]

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The National Commemoration of the Great Famine

May 23, 2023

The National Commemoration of the Great Famine took place in Milford in Co. Donegal on Sunday 21st May. The Humanist Association of Ireland was represented at the ceremony by our […]

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HAI CEO reads reflection at 1916 State Event

May 4, 2023

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended yesterday’s annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to commemorate all those who died during the 1916 Rising. President Higgins laid a wreath during the ceremony, […]

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RTÉ’s Angelus ‘doesn’t speak to the diversity of our society’

April 24, 2023

On April 12th, RTÉ dropped the broadcast of the Angelus to continue coverage of US President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland. The Angelus is usually broadcast at 6pm just prior […]

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10th anniversary of first legal humanist marriage in Ireland

April 6, 2023

Friday 6th April 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the first legal secular marriage in Ireland. On 6th April 2013, Brian Whiteside, then celebrant for the Humanist Association of Ireland […]

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HAI partners with European humanist organisations

April 4, 2023

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended the first meeting of the European Capacity Building and Networking project in Rome on Friday 31st March. The HAI is now one of 18 partner […]

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HAI attend Good Friday Agreement Commemorative Event

April 4, 2023

The HAI was represented by Jillian Brennan (CEO) and Valerie Gliffe at the recent commemorative event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.  Sharing Peace, Sharing Futures […]

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School Divestment Programme is Not Working

March 20, 2023

Following from the recent failure to divest a school in Raheny in Dublin, our CEO, Jillian Brennan, wrote to the Irish Times to highlight the issues affecting the schools divestment […]

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