Ireland

Is This The World's First 'Sheep Drone'?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

The iconic pairing of sheepdog and farmer is something that goes back hundreds of years, however Irish farmer Paul Brennan knows that just as many oth...

St Patrick

Canon J.John | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

As a missionary Patrick baptised thousands of people. Being a missionary was not an easy task for him and he wrote how his life was at risk, and how the local pagan chiefs sometimes imprisoned him. But he knew his call was from God, and he remained in Ireland.

The Top 9 Mistakes People Make When Making A Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Now here's a turn-up for the books. Not only is it St Patrick's Day - but it's also the day that it's been revealed that most Britons don't know how t...

18 Brilliant Irish Phrases We Should All Start Using

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

As Dara O'Brien once noted... And with St Patrick's Day upon us, we can think of no better time to learn a few such words and phrases. From 'fe...

5 Ways Americans Invented St. Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Dagnammit, Americans! You come over here, influencing our pop music, straightening our teeth and changing our traditions. And we do, of course, love y...

A St Patrick's Day Bingo Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Our definitive guide to what to watch out for this St Paddy's Day. Whoops, there's one to cross off already! SEE ALSO: 20 Legitimate Reasons To C...

ON ... Saint Patrick's Day - the Best Excuse to Act the Eejit

Martin Treanor | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Martin Treanor

The day usually starts with a text or email session to everyone we think might be Irish, or even bothered - then there's the rummage around to find your one, single piece of green clothing.

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

Ladies And Gents, We've Found The World's Dumbest Car Thief

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

Here it is folks, the greatest dose of criminal karma served up in a while. This would-be car thief in Drogheda, Ireland, thought he would have a g...

University Under Fire For Asking About Menstrual Cycle In Job Applications

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National University of Ireland at Galway will review its job application process after receiving harsh criticism for including questions about app...

We're Not Donetsk, We're Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Russia is not merely a menace to Ukraine and its own people, but to the rest of Europe and to international norms. That is not a parallel with Ireland or Britain.

People Are Hiding Porn On YouTube Using Irish Names

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

YouTube has closed a loophole by which porn videos were apparently left unmoderated if they had Irish language titles. The Google-owned video giant...

Time to Think Big About Big Data

Oliver Daniels | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Oliver Daniels

The Magna Carta would spell out how we are going to put the user back in control and hold industry, researchers and governments responsible for realising that goal. But the Magna Carta is not just a document designed to protect individuals. Big Data has a lot to offer society.

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

Serena Cowdy | Posted 10.02.2015 | 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.

Sex and the Married Depressive

Christian Talbot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

In my case I have to say the effect hasn't been that pronounced. In fact if anything it's been a positive boon... Don't be afraid to go and discuss your mental health or any concerns you have about anti-depressants with your doctor. They love a good laugh.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

The Kid With The World's Best Irish Accent Is Shocked By His Success

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Ruairí McSorley is the most famous Irishman on the internet at the moment, racking up a ridiculous amount of hits on a clip of him talking about the ...

Life Support For Brain Dead Pregnant Woman May Be Switched Off

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

Doctors in Ireland have been granted permission to switch off a life support machine keeping a clinically-dead woman alive because she is pregnant. ...

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.

On the Nature of Public Opinion

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

History has given us a colossal record of deceit, manipulation of the many by a resourceful and shrewd few, and the sustained distortion of public perception so robustly at any one time, it is imperative we review the model of society we have inherited. Power derives its life-force from control.

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.

The World's Best Hearty Food and Where to Eat It

Travelzoo UK | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Winter's on the way and seeing as hibernation isn't really an option, we've come up with the next best thing - the finest comfort foods from around the world. A crackling fire is optional (but preferable) in all instances.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

Patient Tested For Ebola In Belfast

PA | Chris York | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK

A patient is being tested for the Ebola virus in Belfast, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed. The patient, who it is understood has recen...

What Can a Backpacker Learn From a Duck in a Bar?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The duck who joined the Northern Irish boys on their motorcycle tour of Vietnam hit national headlines a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be in the Phong Nha bar the night that Matthew McInnes, Dan McAllen and their mates turfed up with The Captain, mid-tour.