23 Jan 2022

Kildare activist, Don Donnelly honoured at State reception for pride activists


Kildare activist, Don Donnelly honoured at State reception for pride activists

An Toaiseach with Don Donnelly at the reception

A Newbridge man was amongst those who gathered at a special reception held in Dublin Castle last weekend.

The Taoiseach hosted a state reception during Pride last Saturday for activists who had enabled gay equality prior to the historic legislation in 1993.

Among the 900 attendance were former President Mary Robinson, Joan Burton, Eamon Gilmore, David Norris and four out of the five founders of GLEN (Gay & Lesbian Equality Network).

Its principle founder Don Donnelly from Newbridge, who in 1989 launched GLEN while on the soapbox of the Late Late Show, was also commended for his six years as Director of Gay Switchboard Dublin (GSD) and his candidacy in the 1989 general election, when he ran against Charles Haughy in Dublin North Central to publicise both GLEN and GSD.

Mr. Donnelly, based in Tesco Newbridge, is currently Chairman of The Tesco European Works Council, which represents 375,000 staff across Europe.

SEE ALSO: Heatwave to end this weekend with rain on the way, weather forecaster predicts

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.