Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.

Child Pictured Standing Inside Rhino's Enclosure At Dublin Zoo

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

Dublin Zoo has launched an inquiry after a child was photographed inside a rhino enclosure at the weekend. Photographs show the child standing on the ...

Bottomless Brunch Just Got A Gin-Filled Upgrade

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you love gin, then you might want to sit down. A restaurant has just launched bottomless brunch with all the gin you could ever wish for - we're t...

Islamophobic Graffiti Altered To Give It A Whole Different Meaning

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK

In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels this week, someone took it upon themselves to daub Islamophobic graffiti on a wall in Dublin. The messag...

Why Won't the BBC Put Dublin on the Weather Map?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Rory Fitzgerald

It's true that the same could be said of Paris, but geography dictates that Paris does not routinely feature on the BBC's main UK weather bulletins each evening whereas Dublin does -- yet it is a blank. The BBC should respond to the real interests of own licence payers, and do its bit for Anglo-Irish relations, by putting Dublin on the map.

Eight Iconic Music Cities

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Music is a cornerstone of all of our lives, whether it's a song playing on the radio during the morning drive to work, an intimate gig with 100 people on the top floor of a pub, or a festival in a muddy field at the height of summer.

Continuity IRA Claims Responsibility For Boxing Match Weigh-In Hit

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Dissident republicans have claimed they murdered a criminal at a Dublin hotel where a weigh-in for a boxing match was taking place last Friday. In ...

Dublin Manhunt For Weigh-In Gunmen Dressed As 'SWAT Team'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK

A manhunt is underway in the Republic of Ireland after four gunmen dressed in women's clothes and SWAT team uniforms attacked a boxing weigh-in on Fri...

Death of a Lion Tamer's Wife: Mai Stephens 1924 - 2015

Douglas McPherson | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Mai Stephens, who has died aged 91, brought glamour to the act of Ireland's most famous lion tamer, her husband, the self-styled 'Captain' Bill Stephens. Her most dangerous stunt was bending over a rack of sharp knives while a lion leapt over her.

Dublin on a Budget: Make Your Euro Go Further

Polly Allen | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Many tourists wrongly assume Dublin is beyond their budget, but I don't agree. I've just returned from a break in the 'fair city', giddy on its atmosphere but not facing the sharp shock of a hefty bill. Here's how I did it.

Pieta House: Fighting Suicide in New York

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

One is forever surprised by the random things one hears from people one never would never expect to hear them from. I attended an event in New York Un...

'Heartbreaking' Dublin Travellers' Site Fire Kills Ten

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK

Ten people, including a number of children, are believed to have died in a fire at a traveller site south of Dublin. Gardai said they believed the...

Justin Vivian Bond: Storming the Gender Barricades at Dublin's Fringe Festival

Peter McGuire | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Peter McGuire

The borders of gender are being smashed down, and Justin Vivian Bond is leading the charge. In the 1990's, Bond achieved fame portraying Kiki DuRane, a lush, ageing lounge singer. DuRane has long since been retired, allowing the emergence of Justin Vivian Bond, a witty, incisive cabaret performer, artist and activist.

Flights To Dublin Airport Suspended As Blaze Breaks Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Flights from Dublin Airport were suspended this morning after a fire broke out. Pictures from the scene appeared to show flames engulfing a hangar ...

Ten of Dublin's Best Breakfasts

Patrick Hanlon | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Hanlon

As Oscar Wilde wrote perfectly: 'only dull people are brilliant at breakfast'. Give us a big warming bowl of something to hug from within; satisfy us with something from the frying pan; heck, give us toast slathered in butter - all served with the strongest coffee one can find.

Uber For Rich People Is Basically First Class On Steroids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. aviation company Rise are a 'Uber-style private-flight sharing company' offering people the chance to order jets instead of taxis. Most of u...

After Ireland's Marriage Referendum, It's Time for {Comedy: Forbidden Fruit, May 29-31

Peter McGuire | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Peter McGuire

Back when we in University College Dublin together, Jarlath Regan faced a battle. Not a particularly serious battle, mind: he was running to be the auditor (President) of the college debating society. It quickly became clear that this warm, likeable and funny gentleman also had a quiet, steely determination. And he sailed across the line.

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

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.

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

Dublin Women Share Defiant Kiss In Front Of Same-Sex Marriage Protestor

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

This month will see voters in the Republic of Ireland make history by holding the world’s first national referendum on legalising same-sex marriage....

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

That Time a Homeless Guy's Death Was Noticed By An Entire Nation

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Jonathan Currie died on the streets, less than fifty feet away from Leinster House, the seat of Irish government. Whether or not he has become the catalyst so desperately needed in Ireland to tackle the taboo-like topic of homelessness in Ireland remains to be seen.

U2 and Eleven Artists

Maser | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

I had the pleasure of working on an exciting project with U2 called Films Of Innocence. It featured the work of 11 different artists making visuals from U2's Songs Of Innocence album. Artist include: Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James.

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?