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Women-only professorships could exclude trans people

A spokesperson for junior education minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said 'no decision had been made' as to whether the positions would be open to transgender applicants

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
10th March, 2019
Mary Mitchell O’Connor: no decision yet on eligibility of trans people for women-only jobs Picture: Rollingnews

A spokesperson for junior education minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said “no decision had been made” as to whether the positions would be open to transgender applicants, adding that the attorney general Seamus Woulfe was now examining the “final wording” of adverts that will appear.

Transgender refers to a person whose gender identity or expression is not the same as the sex assigned at birth.

The minister’s spokesperson said Woulfe...

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