Dr Lydia Bracken participated in a panel discussion as part of the ‘Recognising Rainbow Families’ Event on 18 June. The event was a collaboration between LGBT Ireland and the Lesbian Lawyers Network, hosted by OneALG, the A&L Goodbody LGBT+ allies network. The event explored the current legal challenges facing LGBT+ families in Ireland.
The evening began with a presentation from Bjorn Sieverding, Vice President of the Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Association (NELFA), who provided an overview of the current European landscape. This was followed by a Q&A panel discussion on the current and future legal situation in Ireland, featuring Deirdre Duffy (Board of LGBT Ireland), Dr Lydia Bracken (University of Limerick), Fiona Duffy (Patrick F. O’Reilly Solicitors) and Declan Harmon BL.