Irish Times accused of ‘hostility’ towards trans people as students support boycott

The paper of record has come under fire after publishing a controversial op-ed which expressed issues with forthcoming legislation to ban conversion therapy in Ireland

31st October, 2021
Irish Times accused of ‘hostility’ towards trans people as students support boycott
The Irish Times has come under heavy fire from several sectors of society for articles perceived to express a bias against trans people. Picture: Fergal Phillips

How does a newspaper known for its progressive stance on certain social changes, and its willingness to publish a wide variety of opinions, find itself the subject of a boycott effort over its coverage of trans issues?

The Irish Times may well be asking itself this question, as it stands accused of expressing “hostility” towards trans people in a row over the coverage of the topic similar to those seen in other countries, and in...

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