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This morning.

In a two-year-old tweet (above) being shared again online, newly-appointed Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman (above left), of the Green Party, poses with veteran British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell (in green shirt) at the 2018 Dublin pride.

In a letter to The Guardian in 1997 (above), Mr Tatchell stated that friends as young as nine had sexual experiences with adults which gave them “great joy”.

Mr Tatchell, who has called for the age of consent to be 14 in the UK, claimed that not all sex involving children was “unwanted, abusive or harmful”.

He later said the letter had been edited and issued a ‘Statement Of Clarification’.

Mr Tatchell said:

“The printed version [of the letter]  did not include my point that I oppose adults having sex with children. I empathise with victims of child sex abuse and agree for the vast majority of children, sex with adults is neither wanted nor joyful.”

Peter Tatchell: Statement Of Clarification

Roderic O’Gorman (Gov.ie)



 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone

This morning.

Via Independent.ie:

Fianna Fáil wants a new Cabinet-level Minister for Higher Education, and to free up a position it has been proposed that the Minister for Education become the Minister for Education, Children and Youth Affairs, taking on responsibility for both the Departments of Education and Children and Youth Affairs.

Children set to lose voice at Cabinet as government talks continue *Independent.ie)



This afternoon.

Pro-life activists highlight Minister for Children Katherine Zappone’s apparent interest in witchcraft and the teachings of ‘Starhawk’ drawn from Ms Zappone’s 1991 book The Hope For Wholeness.


Maybe it was just for a spell.


Suit yourselves.

Previously: Fly, My Pretties


Images via Emma Murphy