Ireland

A No, a No, Our Kingdom Needs a No!

Brian John Spencer | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

If it's Scotland's pound, as Alex Salmond said, it's the people's Scotland. Let us stay together, all of us. Just as Britain is the product of collective endeavour, so Scotland is the product of the shared effort of these islands.

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

The Creed-Crazed Cleric that Backwardised Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

This is a divided, vivisected Northern Ireland. This is the inheritance of Paisleyism, a noxious, nefarous ideology that broke and bankrupted Northern Ireland for decades and which now stands firm against reconciliation and a plurality of views.

Peter Robinson: 'No Longer Fit for Purpose'

Brian John Spencer | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We're left with a leader that is devoid of leadership capacity, lumbered with the charisma of a damp rag, the vision of a mole and all the on-camera tact of a 14 year old pubescent man-child. A sepulchral sod. Goodness knows the manner off-camera. So let me say it again, it's the man, not the House, who's no longer fit for purpose.

Retiring Head Of Catholic Church In Ireland Admits He 'Needs To Say Sorry'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness as his retirement was today confirmed by t...

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Ebola Tests On Body Of Man Who Died Suddenly After Return From Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Health chiefs are awaiting blood test results today on a suspected Ebola case in Ireland after a man who recently returned from Africa died suddenly. ...

Duagh Summer Festival

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.

The Soccer World Cup Is Over, but Off the Field Brazil Is Winning

Hans Zomer | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On July 24, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) published a new report on human development, showing that Brazil is one of the countries where progress has been greatest over the last 30 years.

'Mastitis, Not Cystitis!' A Story For National Breastfeeding Month 2014

Jennifer Riddall | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Riddall

It scares me to think that back when I was editor of a parenting magazine in the UK - long before I had even thought about becoming a parent myself - I used to write articles about subject matters as personal as breastfeeding.

Irish Psychiatry and Consent

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

"I believe", Mary told me at her house in Cork, "the biggest issue around this is human rights. The human right to decide what you want to do for yourself. " Regarding Electroshock in Ireland, Mary told me that the capacity to consent is not there because there are two words planted around it, 'unable' and 'unwilling'.

Five Irish Acts to Catch at Ireland's Friendliest Festival: Castlepalooza 2014, August 1-3

Peter McGuire | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

I love festivals that are small enough for you to happily wander away from your friends, have adventures with strangers, discover new music, and bump into your friends several times again. I'm looking forward to Castlepalooza, very much. Here are five acts that you really shouldn't miss.

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

Watch: 'Souvenirs', the Gorgeous New Video From I Draw Slow

Peter McGuire | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

The restaurant receipt from your first date. The pictures from that trip away. That little moth you found on the window when you moved into your new...

48 Hours in Ireland

Noelle Reno | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I visited all the top TripAdvisor recommendations in Dublin before making a day trip to Maladhide and Holwith. I will say t is handy that majour tourist sites in Dublin are closely located so one could do my 48 hour itinerary (if you are ambitious enough!)

CNN '747 Down Off Ireland' Tweet Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

CNN has come under heavy criticism after it tweeted a quote referencing a "747 down off Ireland's coast" in relation to a terrorist attack which kille...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Six-Year-Old Boy Shot In Neck

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

A six-year-old boy is stable in hospital after being shot in the neck, police say. Reports suggest he was wounded after men pushed open the door of...

Five Irish Hotels Worthy of a Honeymoon

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's decision to spend a portion of their honeymoon in Ireland was met with some surprise. However, if their enthusiasm has tempted you to visit the Emerald Isle, you will most likely not be disappointed.

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Five Holidays Where You Can Avoid the World Cup

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Where should you go if you want to avoid the mayhem of Rio 2014? What options are open to those who loathe football or just want to keep away from the final score? Here are a few ideas.

The Power of the Pencil and the Whistle

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Why is it, that here in Ireland we allow our Government to take so much of our money and spend it in ways that not only fail to benefit us, but contribute to the economic inequality of Europe? What do we get for our taxes?

Watch: The Incredible New Video From We Cut Corners

Peter McGuire | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

All those guitars and keys. Who needs the fuss? We Cut Corners, a two-piece from Dublin consisting of drummer/ vocalist Conall Ó Breacháin and guitarist/ vocalist John Duignan, have got rid.

An Irish Play About the First World War Opens at the National Theatre

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

A new production, The Silver Tassie, written by Sean O'Casey in 1928 about the Irish involvement in the First World War and the abrupt interruption that caused in the local communities opens at the National Theatre.

Northern Ireland Needs London and Dublin and Its Emigré

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Northern Ireland needs to enter the British consciousness. We especially need the Irish diaspora, unionist and nationalist, to feed into the process. At present it's just a troublesome cousin. But we're more than that. We're not just a troublesome side issue.