Tralee Mayor says he’d encourage Rose of Tralee Festival to review position on trangender entrants

2016 Rose Maggie McEldowney with presenter Daitho O Se. Photo: Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

The Mayor of Tralee says he’d encourage the Rose of Tralee Festival to review their position on trangender entrants.

The festival says it’s not currently considering allowing trans women to enter the competition, but that they constantly review their guidelines.

The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland says it’s disappointed at the decision, and that the festival could show better leadership.

Terry O’Brien is the Mayor of Tralee.