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Garda Memorial Day 2024

HAI represented at two key State Commemoration events

May 20, 2024

Garda Síochána Memorial Day CEO Jillian Brennan represented the HAI at An Garda Síochána Memorial Day at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Jillian delivered a short Humanist reflection during the ceremony, […]

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Nigeria: Court of Appeal reduces sentence of Mubarak Bala

May 14, 2024

Update on the Mubarak Bala Case The HAI welcomes the news that the Court of Appeal sitting in Kano upheld the appeal of Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala, ordering that his […]

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HAI CEO delivers humanist reflection at 1916 state commemoration

May 8, 2024

HAI CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended today’s annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to commemorate all those who died during the 1916 Rising. The ceremony was attended by the Taoiseach Simon […]

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Non-Religious Teachers Forced to Teach Religion

April 24, 2024

HAI CEO, Jillian Brennan, was interviewed this morning on Newstalk Radio (interview starts at 00:46:37) to discuss the falling number of teachers who believe in God. Jillian spoke about how […]

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HAI Welcomes Recommendations to Legalise Assisted Dying

March 20, 2024

The HAI welcomes the publication today of the report of the Joint Committee on Assisted Dying, which recommends that legislation be introduced to allow assisted dying in Ireland. The recommendations […]

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Secular Education in Ireland – Interview with HAI CEO Jillian Brennan

March 7, 2024

Soapbox on Newstalk HAI CEO, Jillian Brennan, was interviewed yesterday on the Soapbox on Newstalk. Jillian spoke about the difficulties facing non-religious families in our education system. She set out […]

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Applications for Trainee Humanist Celebrants Are now **Closed**

January 23, 2024

We are now seeking applications for our celebrant training programme. We currently have sufficient celebrants in the Dublin area, so we are not accepting applications from Dublin-based applicants on this occasion. […]

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Darwin Day 2024 Lecture by Geraldine Butler

Darwin Day 2024 – Event

January 9, 2024

Darwin Day Lecture This in-person event will take place on Wednesday 14th February at 7pm at Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin. Speaker – Professor Geraldine Butler Geraldine Butler […]

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Humanists International launch the Freedom of Thought Report 2023

December 14, 2023

Today, Humanists International launch the Freedom of Thought Report 2023, now it its 12th annual edition   The Report examines the legal and human rights situation for humanists, atheists and […]

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Parents of pre-schoolers having no say in Catholic divestment scheme

November 20, 2023

Two multi-denominational school organisations, An Foras Patrunachta and Educate Together, raised concerns to the Minister for Education about parents of pre-schoolers having no say in Catholic school divestment scheme. Aodhan […]

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Census 2022 Campaign Launch

No Religion increases across all age groups and counties

October 26, 2023

The 2022 Census profile on Religion, which was released today, shows that the number of people with no religion increased across all age cohorts and across all counties. The data […]

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HAI Statement on Damage to Corcomroe Abbey

October 17, 2023

The Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) The HAI is aware of alleged damage caused by so called humanist weddings to Corcomroe Abbey. The HAI follows the General Registrar’s guidance on […]

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