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    Across the Spectrum: Attitudes towards Minoritised Genders and Sexualities in Ireland
    This research had three main objectives: 1. To assess attitudes towards different groups of people within the LGBT+ community, including Lesbian women, Gay men, Bisexual people, Trans people, Non-binary people and Intersex people; 2. To assess beliefs about gender and sexuality; and 3.To assess support for policies relevant to, and supportive of, the LGBT+ community. These objectives were addressed in a descriptive study using a mixed-methods cross-sectional survey design. Over 700 participants from the general public completed the online survey. Ethical approval to conduct this research was granted by the University College Dublin Human Research Ethics Committee. The results of both the quantitative and qualitative data suggest a broad acceptance of LGBT+ identities and a desire to not judge, categorise or prescribe how LGBT+ people live. However, the clear difference in support for identities, beliefs and policies that pertain to groups that are often seen as more normative, specifically Gay men and Lesbian women, compared to those that may be perceived as more transgressive of gender norms, such as Bi, Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people, is a central theme in this report.
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    Far from Home: Life as an LGBT Migrant in Ireland
    (National LGBT Federation, 2018-11-08) ; ;
    Data from Burning Issues 2, Ireland’s largest national consultation of the LGBT community to date, suggested that more needs to be done to make Ireland a welcoming place for LGBT migrants. To explore this issue further, the National LGBT Federation sought and received funding from the Community Foundation for Ireland to carry out research on the experiences and needs of LGBT migrants in Ireland. The research element of this project was designed in collaboration with a diverse group of people who have migrated to Ireland and identify as LGBT. A survey with a mix of open and closed questions was distributed online and 231 people contributed to this project by completing it. A wide range of nationalities were represented, with participants from 48 different countries. The most commonly represented countries were Brazil, the US, Poland, the UK and Germany. Twelve participants were living in direct provision centres at the time. Roughly 90% of participants identified as cisgender (205), with 10% identifying as transgender (20). They shared their experiences of coming to Ireland, making social connections, stigma, integration and acceptance. The participants also discussed their health, the level of opportunity they felt they had in Ireland, and whether they planned to stay long-term.
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    Wideband Self-Interference Cancellation for 5G Full-Duplex Radio Using a Near-Field Sensor Array
    (IEEE, 2018-08-31) ;
    Self-interference cancellation (SIC) is an important consideration for 5G wireless transceiver architectures. If successfully implemented, SIC can double spectral efficiency by allowing for in-band full-duplex operation. The main challenge lies in effective cancellation of the interference that is caused by the transmit signal. This paper presents a wide-band digitally controlled, analogue SIC circuit block employing a spatially adjustable near-field vector sensor. A stochastic perturbation algorithm operating in spatial and frequency domains provides efficient optimisation when used in combination with the hardware configuration. The proposed technique provides 35 dB of radio frequency suppression across a channel bandwidth of 100 MHz centred at 2.1 GHz.
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