The European Affairs Minister has expressed his deep concerns regarding a new Hungarian anti-LGBTQI+ law.
Thomas Byrne says the new legislation passed by the Hungarian Parliament on the 15th of June provides for restrictions on LGBTQI+ content in media.
He says there's also a de facto prohibition on talks on issues affecting them in schools and educational programmes.
Minister Byrne is asking the Hungarian government and parliament to reconsider this damaging legislation.
Back home Dublin Fire Brigade has unveiled a new Pride fire truck.
The fire appliance wrapped in pride colours is based at the HQ on Townsend Street and will be responding to emergency calls across the city centre.
This morning we launched our #Pride2021 Fire Appliance with @LordMayorDublin and @DublinPride. — Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 17, 2021
ACFO Greg O'Dwyer said that "we are delighted to unveil this fire appliance as a visible symbol of support for the celebration of Pride"
The fire appliance is based in HQ. pic.twitter.com/73cwYVhAoX
This morning we launched our #Pride2021 Fire Appliance with @LordMayorDublin and @DublinPride.
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 17, 2021
DFB reps say they are delighted to unveil the visible support for the celebration of pride.
Dublin Pride organisers say they're very proud of the Dublin Fire Brigade and all its firefighters and paramedics.