Transgender people can now officially apply for a certificate to recognise their acquired gender.
It comes after Ireland’s new laws on gender recognition took full effect today.
Under the Gender Recognition Act, anyone can apply to the Department of Social Protection looking to have their acquired gender recognised by law.
Dr Lydia Foy, who fought a lengthy court case to have her new gender recognised, says it’s a historic day.
She said: “We are delighted, the trans community. In the hopes, in the firm conviction now, I have my application form ready to be completed.