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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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Parents to be surveyed in fresh move towards divestment of primary schools

October 5, 2023

Parents to be Surveyed Parents of primary and pre-school children are to be surveyed as part of a renewed effort to encourage more Catholic schools to divest to multi-denominational patronage. […]

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The Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying

October 3, 2023

The Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying is currently considering recommendations for legislative change relating to assisted dying in Ireland. The Humanist Association of Ireland believes that legislation should be enacted […]

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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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