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

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 ...