Tuesday, 3rd October

outside Dáil Éireann

at 1.45pm


If you’ve been living under a rock.. Well, you may still know that the Zappone & Gilligan case is due to go ahead next week!

To coincide with the first day of the case hearing in the High Court, a gathering of support will take place on Tuesday, 3rd October outside Dáil Éireann at 1.45pm.

The gathering is being held to show support for the recognition of diversity in relationships and families in Ireland. Katherine and Ann Louise are taking their case against the Revenue Commissioners and Ireland to the courts; this gathering is intended to show the political leaders in the Irish houses of parliament the public’s support for legislative change to recognise all relationships and family forms which exist in Ireland today.

Participants are invited to bring along a flower of their choice, to symbolise hope, love and diversity. It is intended, then, that these flowers be gathered to form a bouquet to be presented to party leaders in Dáil Éireann.

Above all else – All are welcome to attend this gathering!

:: Check www.kalcase.org for any further info,
or contact kalcoord [at] gmail [dot] com ::


Labour Equality is hosting a seminar entitled “Do we cherish all our children equally?” this Saturday, 30th September, 2006.

The details are as follows:

‘Do we cherish all our children equally?’

Does our constitution give our children equal protection? Where are the gaps?

Why do we have child poverty? How about children and education?

Are our immigrant children ours or not? What if you are here but they want you to leave?

What happens when you have two Dads? Or two Mums?

Labour Equality is a section of the Labour Party dealing with the 9 grounds of discrimination and social exclusion.

Labour Equality is hosting an Open Day Seminar ‘Do we cherish all our children equally?’
Saturday, 30th September

The morning session 11am-1pm will include a number of speakers followed by Questions & Answers.

Afternoon session 2-4pm will include workshops.

What: Seminar ‘Do we cherish all our children equally?’

Date: Sat 30th Sept 11 am

Venue: Teachers’ Club 36 Parnell Square Dublin 1

Jillian van Turnhout CEO Children’s Rights Alliance
June Tinsley Barnardos
Kerry O’Leary CADIC & Judy Irwin Galway Refugee Information Services CADIC
KAL Case Spokesperson

Admission free. Everyone welcome!

For more information contact Kirsi Hanifin, Women and Equality Officer on 01-6784700.


Below are details of next week’s KAL Advocacy Platform meeting and background information. Feel free to circulate these!


KAL Advocacy Platform

Wednesday, 27 September 2006


At the offices of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network),
Tower 1, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

The KAL Advocacy Platform will be holding another of its meetings on the evening of 27 September.

This meeting will follow-up on some of the issues of the previous meetings which took place in August, and will focus on the lead-up to the case, which is due to commence next Tuesday, 3rd October 2006.

All are welcome!

Contact kalcoord [at] gmail [dot] com with any queries.

KAL Case updates . . .

September 25, 2006

Greetings, one and all, after some delay in adding to this blog; things are, however, hotting up in the days leading to the beginning of the High Court hearing!

The KAL Case website (www.kalcase.org) has been experiencing some problems with its hosting company and servers, so adding updates has been a problem (i.e. not possible) over the past couple of weeks. (Ideal timing ahead of the case start date of next Tuesday, 3rd October!)

It’s hoped that this problem will be resolved and that updates can be added to the website tomorrow.

In the meantime, some brief mentions of upcoming events will be posted above (links to kalcase.org will be added later).

Oh, and there’s also this gem for your delectation, posted on YouTube:

Permission – Directed by Vance Malone; Produced by Public Interest.