HAI make Submission to the Seanad on the Constitutional Future of Ireland

September 6, 2022

The HAI has made a submission to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on the Constitutional Future of the Island of Ireland. The purpose of the public consultation process was to […]

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Opting your child out of religious instruction at school

September 5, 2022

Following on from the HAI’s Guide to Education, we are please to provide a letter that parents can use should they wish to opt their child out of religious instruction […]

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Atheist Foundation of Australia announce a hugely successful campaign in census religion question

August 30, 2022

The results of the Australian Census 2021 have been announced. People identifying as “No Religion” now account for 38.9% of the population, which is almost double the number identifying as […]

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August Event: Should Philosophy be Taught in Schools? Challenges and Opportunities

August 5, 2022

Marelle has a relentless passion for education and philosophy and has spent two decades embedding philosophical inquiry into her teaching and learning environment.  She worked in the UK as Head […]

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CEO atttends European Humanist Professionals Summer School 2022

August 3, 2022

At the end of July, our CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended the European Humanist Professionals (EHP) week-long Summer School in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The focus of the […]

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Empty school classroom with desks and chairs

Northern Ireland’s High Court rules on religious education

August 3, 2022

The High Court in Northern Ireland ruled that the exclusively Christian nature of religious education and worship violates the freedom of religion or belief of a non-religious family. Northern Ireland […]

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HAI invited to contribute to the National Day of Commemoration 2022

July 20, 2022

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, delivered the humanist reflection at the 2022 National Day of Commemoration in Collins Barracks on Sunday 10th July. The event honours all those Irishmen and Irishwomen […]

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July Event: Non-Religious Teachers in Religious Schools

June 27, 2022

Dr Catherine Stapleton is a lecturer in Education in MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles. She teaches modules on Diversity and Inclusion. Her current research is focused on human rights and […]

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Public Talk with Philipa Ryder about her life as a trans-woman

June 1, 2022

Philippa is a transgender woman. She joined the civil service, the Property Registration Authority, in 1980. She is married with one daughter. She became involved with LGBTQ+ activism when she […]

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President lays wreath at grave of 1916 leaders

HAI CEO attends 1916 Commemoration

May 7, 2022

Our CEO, Jillian Brennan, attended the annual 1916 Commemoration Ceremony at Arbour Hill on Wednesday 4th May. Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, hosted the ceremony, and President Higgins and the […]

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Cover of Spring 2022 issue of Being Human magazine

Being Human Magazine Spring 2022

April 28, 2022

The HAI’s humanist magazine editorial team are delighted to have published our second issue of Being Human magazine. It is now available to read online. This issue contains International Humanist […]

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Implementing a basic income in Ireland

April Event featuring Michelle Murphy

March 31, 2022

For our April event, our guest speaker is Research and Policy Analyst Michelle Murphy. Michelle will present different approaches to implementing a basic income system, and outline some proposals as […]

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