The Norn Iron Lady

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

She is articulate and assertive, and she can dispatch a determined opponent with a withering glance and stinging retort. She straddles a corner of European politics and commands respect from adversaries and allies alike. This isn't Nicola Sturgeon or Angela Merkel, but another strong and popular stateswoman - Arlene Foster.

Changing Tables at Casino Royale...

Declan Curran | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Declan Curran

For now though, if you're into buying, renovating, developing or even just daydreaming about property, a handy lesson is this: don't be afraid to take some risks. Sometimes it's worth the gamble.

Queen's University Students Launch NI's First Non-Consensual Sexual Experiences Survey: Here's Why

Bradley Allsop | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Across the UK there has been a disturbing lack of research into sexual violence and consent at universities, a testament to how we are failing to ensure a safe and enjoyable time to students. What little evidence that has been collated is not reassuring.

Why Northern Ireland Needs a Bill of Rights

Stephen Donnan | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

It is over 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement which was meant to usher in a new era of peace, stability, co-operation and respect...

Long Overdue: Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

If you're reading this then let me just reassure you that I am not about to rehash the countless valid, tested and proven arguments for marriage equal...

I Shop, Therefore Who am I?

Caragh Little | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

This weekend, I went on a shopping expedition to a popular Belfast shopping centre. I more often shop online, but just this once, as the Autumn sunshine made the indifferent summer seem a million years away, I spent a couple of hours in the shops.

Northern Ireland Deserves Better Than This Shambles

Stephen Donnan | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

For those of you that have been following Stormont Crisis No. 3,876 then you're probably aware of just how nauseatingly boring, drawn out and pathetic...

Here's Why A 'Game Of Thrones' Character Might Not Be Dead After All

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Game Of Thrones’ star Rory McCann has been spotted staying at a hotel used by the series’ cast and crew in Belfast, prompting rumours of his ch...

The Moment Police Lift Car Off Teenage Girl As Violence Returns To Belfast

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

This is the moment police had to lift a car off a teenage girl after she became trapped when violence broke out in north Belfast on Monday evening. ...

Kicking Racism out of Football - and East Belfast

Sophie Long | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Sport
Sophie Long

A local football club made headlines this week, following an incident where a Confederate flag was hoisted outside the home of a young, black football...

Save Ulster From Obloquy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Cartoon by Ian Knox. On May 22 2015 Ireland voted YES. Overwhelming, both as a spectacle and an act, all but one Irish county endorsed the plebiscite...

'Nut Rage' Passenger Costs Airline £350,000 After Plane Diverted To Belfast

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A plane traveling from Rome to Chicago was forced to divert to Belfast because a passenger got angry over nuts and crackers, a court has heard. Un...

Christian Bakery To Appeal 'Gay Cake' Descrimination Decision

PA | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

The Christian owners of a bakery found to have discriminated against a gay man are to appeal on six points of law.A judge at Belfast County Court rule...

Jack Sommers

Why Gay Marriage Isn't Coming To *ALL* Of Ireland Any Time Soon | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

The Republic of Ireland's vote for gay marriage means Northern Ireland will soon be the only part of the UK and Ireland where it is not allowed. Bu...

Luxury Ireland by car

Olivia Greenway | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

If you enjoy driving, consider a trip around Ireland. Roads are relatively quiet, the scenery is varied and picturesque and you are never very far from the coast. Start at Dublin and pick up your hire car from the airport.

Belfast Shocked As Former IRA Commander Shot Dead On City Street

PA | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK

A former IRA commander has been shot dead on a Belfast street, it has been confirmed. Gerard "Jock" Davison was shot at 9am morning in the republic...

A Political Experience I Will Never Forget - What's Yours?

Serena Cowdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

When I was 20, I did something very ill-advised. Well, obviously I was 20, so most things I did were ill-advised. But this one turned out to be a political experience I'll never forget, so I thought I'd take a little break from election madness to tell you about it.

It's a Dog's Life

Christina Miller | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

This summer, we decided to do a road trip around the UK. Jake hopped in the back of the car, all of us prepared to rough it in a tent; we had no idea that so many hotels were dog friendly - our "working" dog ended up living the high life at some of the UK's finest hotels! It got me thinking: given the choice, where would dogs go on holiday?

Jack Sommers

Northern Ireland's 'Peace Walls' Show No Signs Of Following Berlin's Example | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK

Like the Berlin Wall, the Cupar Way "Peace Wall" in Belfast has cut an urban landscape in half for decades. Unlike the Berlin Wall, it is regularly re...

Five UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Hotel Stay

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to Christmas shopping there's never enough time, enough inspiration or enough stamina to tackle all the gift-buying at one go. So to ease the process, give yourself a present - a trip to a luxury hotel at one of the UK's best Christmas markets.

Troubles Tactics Re-Emerge, As Letter Bomb Found In Post Office

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

A letter bomb has been found at Northern Ireland's main postal sorting office, marking the re-emergence of a terror tactic formerly used by paramilita...

Don't Ask This Bakery To Make A 'Gay' Bert And Ernie Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

A Belfast bakery could face court action for refusing to make a Sesame Street cake which celebrated gay marriage, because it conflicts with the owners...

Queen Snubs The Iron Throne

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Surely ONE would be thrilled to sit on a seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms? Well not the Queen! During a three-day Royal tour of Northern Ireland...

One Is Not Amused! Cheeky Lad Tries Take Selfie With The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Ellen DeGeneres: this boy sees your Oscars selfie, and raises you one - Yes, a selfie with the Queen - it doesn't get more celebrity than that....

The Only Surprising Thing About Northern Irish Racism Is The Surprise

Rory Fenton | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rory Fenton

The real line-in-the-sand in Northern Ireland is not between Catholic and Protestant or Nationalist and Unionist but between those who see tribes and those who see shared humanity. It's time we got louder.