In Ireland: English as a Foreign Language

Layli Foroudi | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Layli Foroudi

If someone says "I'm after going to the shop" it means "I just went to the shop", which I guess makes sense because you are now inhabiting a time, after going to the shop.. but when first hearing it I had no idea what was going on.

Irish Women Are Live Tweeting Their Periods To The PM In Abortion Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Irish women are taking to Twitter to share details of their menstrual cycles in a call for Prime Minister Enda Kenny to repeal the country's restricti...

Drugs Could Be Decriminalised In Ireland, But Abortion Is Still Illegal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

Heroin and cocaine are among drugs set to be decriminalised in Ireland as part of a "radical cultural shift" that will also see designated injection r...

Dublin on a Budget: Make Your Euro Go Further

Polly Allen | Posted 09.11.2015 | 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.

Aer Lingus Passenger Arrested Over Drugs Find After Man Dies

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A female passenger travelling on board the Aer Lingus flight on which a man died after "running amok" in the cabin has been arrested on suspicion of d...

Passenger Dies On Board Aer Lingus Flight After 'Biting Fellow Passenger'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

A man has died after "running amok" on board an Aer Lingus flight, after reportedly biting a fellow passenger during a mid-air altercation. The 25-...

The Best of Ireland in One County

Janet Newenham | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Until last weekend, the only time I had ever been to Leitrim was driving through it on my way to Donegal. It's not a county that is talked about a lot and I don't think many people in Ireland, or abroad, have any idea how much this relatively tiny county has to offer.

Pieta House: Fighting Suicide in New York

Aaron Vallely | Posted 12.10.2015 | 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...

St Patrick's Day Parade Finally Sees Sense On Gay Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Irish gay rights campaigners have scored a landmark victory in the fight for sexual equality, after a St Patrick's Day march committee dropped their b...

Songwriting and Success: An Interview With Glen Hansard

Clara Cullen | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Photo credit: Danny Clinch I first meet Glen Hansard by accident. We're both in the lobby of a private members club in Soho. I've arrived early whil...

Ireland on Screen: The Latest Blockbusters

Jane Egginton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Egginton

Today may well now be a golden age for Irish film and television, with the industry in 2015 worth several hundred million pounds. Long gone are the days when programmes depicting the Troubles, which began in 1969, were filmed overseas.

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

Biker Mice TV Show to Become Mobile Game for UK Fans

James Mahon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech
James Mahon

It has been more than 25 years since Channel 4 first aired a little known American kids TV show called Biker Mice From Mars. The series was a huge hit stateside and had reasonable ratings and favorable opinions amongst British children. In 2006 ITV brought it back for one more run to remind us all of the bravery of animated mice on bikes protecting their home planet.

Super-Luxe Irish Spas: The Top Four by Amanda Byram

The Spa Spy | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Ireland. Land of the Leprechauns, the best Guinness, the friendliest people, Molly Malone, cockles and mussels and U2 to name but a few. And nowadays, home to spa hotels to rival the world's best. Being Irish I am sure you'll think I'm being biased. But if you don't agree, then we will have to roll up our sleeves and scuffle it out like the fighting Irish!

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Rugby: Can Canada Cause an Upset Against Ireland?

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

When Ireland play Canada next Saturday in Cardiff, few will be expecting anything other than a green victory, but as 2007 proved when Ireland stuttered to victory over both Namibia and Georgia, nothing should be taken for granted, especially at Rugby World Cups. The Canadians aren't likely to make it beyond the pool stages, but that doesn't mean that they don't have the capacity to send a few shocks waves.

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

Peter McGuire | Posted 10.09.2015 | 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.

Following the Burren Food Trail

Peter Morrell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

I was in The Burren, where dramatic karst formations of limestone stripped bare by glaciers are covered with faults and ridges. In this lunar landscape it's difficult to imagine that anything could survive. In fact it's teeming with life, nurtured by dedicated farmers and committed food producers.

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 ...

This Giant Minion Is Just More Evidence They Are Trying To Take Over The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Comedy

A 40ft inflatable Minion from the 'Despicable Me' franchise caused havoc on an Irish road on Monday when it flew away from a local fairground and land...

Three Ireland Remove 'Transphobic' Advert After Pressure From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Irish phone company Three has made the decision to remove a "transphobic" comment from an advert, just a day after the billboard was spotted. T...

'Offensive' And 'Transphobic' Advert By Mobile Network Three Is Upsetting Users On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Three have removed the "transphobic" advert On the same day that a historical gender recognition bill passed in Ireland, a picture of a "...

The Morality of White Collar Crime: Ireland's Corruption is England's Everyday Politics.

Sophie Long | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
Sophie Long

The laws, the politics and the language used to express the two are deliberately designed to be beyond the reach of ordinary people. That, perhaps, is why, we will allow a discreet and respectful investigation of the current corruption, of future corruptions, and hope that order (whatever that means) will soon be restored.

Officials Actually Considered Moving The Entire Hong Kong Population To Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Newly released documents have revealed government officials considered moving the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland. Proposals rel...

Drones Are Helping To Carry Out Illegal Abortions In Poland

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Women on Waves, an abortion support group, is set to use drones to explore unchartered territory in reproductive care. On Saturday, an unmanned ae...