Christopher Robson, GLEN co-Founder and civil rights activist dies

24 March 2013

It was with enormous sadness that we learnt of the death of Irish Civil Rights activist and GLEN Co-Founder Christopher Robson on Saturday. We express our profound condolences to his partner of 35 years Bill Foley and to his family and wide circle of friends.

Chris was a founder member of GLEN in 1988, co-chair for many years, and later continued as a Board member of the organisation where his huge commitment and wise council was greatly valued by all. Chris's generosity of spirit was the bedrock of GLEN's approach to social change.



First Segment here.

Second Segment here

Third Segment here

Fourth Segment here

Fifth Segment here

Final Segment here

Additional montage of pics and interviews of Christopher here

  • GLEN Statement on the death of Co-Founder Christopher Robson
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  • Memorial Service on 30th March
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  • GCN - Chris Robson remembrance piece by Kieran Rose
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  • Tribute from IMPACT's magazine to Chris, focussing on his work in employment equality over many years.
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ICCL Tribute to Chris Robson

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Statement by Minister Alan Shatter on the death of Christopher Robson

Interview with Chris on the commencement of the Civil Partnership Bill

Great interview with Chris, recorded by Karl Hayden just after the Minister for Justice had formally commenced the Civil Partnership Bill on 23rd December 2010.

Growing up Gay: Interview with Chris on Pat Kenny Radio programme Nov 2012

RTE1 Radio interview

Chris Robson & Sandra Iriwin-Gowran accepting the People of the Year Award