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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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HAI Letter to the Minister for Education

February 22, 2023

The HAI has written to the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, expressing its deep concern over the painfully slow pace of the School Reconfiguration for Diversity Process and demanding that […]

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Planting Tiny Forests in Your Neighbourhood

February 21, 2023

We are delighted to welcome Ashe Conrad-Jones and Catherine Cleary who will be speaking at our April event about Planting Tiny Forests in Your Neighbourhood. Ashe is an Australian tree […]

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How to Think Like a Philosopher

February 21, 2023

We are delighted to welcome Dr Julian Baggini , an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent. Dr Baggini is the author, co-author and editor of over 20 books […]

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UN Committee tells Ireland to end Religious Bias in Schools

February 15, 2023

The UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child stated that comprehensive and evidence-based sex education is required to be integrated into Irish school curriculums at all levels of education […]

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