Judge Apologises For Saying Muslims Beat Their Wives

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

An Irish judge who said he believed "Muslims feel they can actually beat their wives", has retracted his comments and apologised after widespread ange...

We Need to Talk About Ireland

Colm OGorman | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Colm OGorman

As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.

What Makes a Homophobe? Ireland's Debate Goes Global

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Peter McGuire

Those who devote their energies to stopping same-sex marriage may very well be motivated by a genuine, albeit misplaced, fear over child welfare. If child welfare really is such a concern, perhaps they should review the evidence and direct just a fraction of their energy towards creating a more equal society...

Changing Lives By Changing Food Production

Gavin Megaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

The All Black rugby player had been locked in his room for days, shutting out all contact with friends, family and fellow players. It was 4am when he finally picked up the phone to call a helpline. The reply at the other end was simple, "hello friend". It started a process that led to therapy that has been helping to change the life of Brent Pope for many years.

Man 'Knifed To Death Over Chess Game'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE Chess Murder: Lodger 'Removed Landlord's Lung & Claimed To Have Eaten His Heart' A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late ...

Cheap Eats in Dublin: Pitt Bros vs Bison Bar

Peter McGuire | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Both Bison and Pitt Bros serve pulled pork, brisket, sausage, ribs and chicken. In both places, each main comes with two sides, but Pitt Bros has slightly more choice of sides. Prices are the same, although extra sides in Pitt Bros are €3.50 compared to €3.95 in Bison.

Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

'Tis the season to creep about the attic hunting down a box no-one bothered to write 'Xmas' on 12 months ago. Traditionally, this is followed by the much-loved 'it looks squint to me' debate; a long, sour silence over whose responsibility it was to check the lights BEFORE they went on the tree; and, my particular favourite, competitive bauble re-positioning.

First Woman Bishop In UK And Ireland Installed By Anglican Church

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

The Anglican Church has installed the first woman bishop in the UK and Ireland. The Rev Pat Storey, 53, former rector of St Augustine's in Derry, m...

Facing the Waters: Competitive Sailing in La Route Des Princes

David J Constable | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
David J Constable

History has shown that like oil, I do not mix well with water. I can take a bath solo, I'm referring to the blummin' great ocean; resting place of suffered shipwrecks and pirates, home to the 200-ton whale.

Am I Living in Ireland or Iran?

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Because I'm from Northern Ireland, support the Union with Great Britain and identify myself as a cultural Protestant, I can't be a proper Irish person. That my friend is racism, jingoism and xenophobia - defined.

Nine Haunted Castles for Halloween

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Has this Halloween inspired you to check in to some spooky accommodation? Europe is home to a number of historic castles converted to luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants. Autumn and Winter presents the perfect time of year to discover some local history and check in to these unique hotels.

Vamping It Up: The Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847, and given how vast the vampire vibe has now become, you can't blame his home town for claiming him. And boy did they get their teeth into it, exploring every possible angle of the book's creation and legacy, from rave to grave.

Abandoman Ireland's HipHop Legacy

Aaron Child | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

I caught up with Rob from Abandoman after what has been their coming of age year. From big support slots to a well received Edinburgh Fringe show, Moonrock Boombox. They are at the stage of major breakthrough that must get them excited as every new day starts and opportunities arise.

Irish Roma Family Wait For DNA Tests On Blonde 'Daughter' Removed By Police

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

A Roma family in Ireland who had a blonde, blue-eyed girl removed from them over concerns she was not theirs expects to hear today if she will be retu...

Ireland's Best Music Showcase: Hard Working Class Heroes, Dublin, October 3-5

Peter McGuire | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

This weekend will be the 11th year of the Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) festival, an event genuinely motivated by heart, enterprise, and imagination. HWCH is a chance for music fans to catch 100 Irish music acts, including 70 brand new artists, in a range of excellent Dublin venues.

Matthew Tucker

Dublin Fringe Festival: Letting Go Of The 20th Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Taylor Mac wants you to let go of the claustrophobic baggage of the 20th century. Bringing this year's Dublin Fringe Festival to a close, Mac b...

Emergency Landing In Dublin After Crew Smell Smoke

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

A Washington-bound transatlantic flight from Heathrow Airport has been forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin, after the crew smelled smoke. ...

The Pop Up City

Gerry Kearns | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Gerry Kearns

It is a scandal that, even excluding second-homes, there were, according to the 2011 census, at least 168,427 empty houses and 62,629 empty flats in t...

Bomb Disposal Unit Sent Into Dublin School Over Unstable Chemical

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

The army was called into a Dublin school after a highly explosive and unstable chemical was found lurking in the science laboratory. Pupils at Ball...

Woman Knocked Off Her Bike After 'Pranksters' Tie Rope Across Road

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A woman was knocked off her bike and left with injuries to her neck and hand after malicious pranksters tied a rope across a Dublin road. Monique K...

Obamas Plan Dublin Holiday

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK

US President Barack Obama's wife Michelle and their daughters will tour Dublin during the G8 summit. Washington has released details of the First L...

Climate Change Casts a Long Shadow Over British Childhoods

David Bull | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
David Bull

By showing strong leadership and committing its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund to help children adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK Government can make sure children everywhere have enough nutritious food to eat, grow up to fulfil their potential and do not pay for our past mistakes with their futures.

Gerry Adams' Comment on Thatcher Comes from a Party of Protest, not a Party of Policy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

While it would be wrong to suggest that the Irish are big fans of Thatcher, the majority want to see her off with respect. And a great many Irish have done so. Including the current Taoiseach Enda Kenny and current President Michael D Higgins.

Top Ten Irish Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research by trivago showed that hotel prices in Dublin rose by a staggering 173% this St Patrick's Day. With 24% of those visitors coming from the UK, there is clearly a huge demand to visit this country of green countryside, fascinating mythology, friendly citizens and dark beer.

My Date With the President - Dublin in Style...

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Never before have I felt so welcome in a stately residence, or even in my mum's house, than I did at President Michael D. Higgins sprawling mansion for afternoon tea.