Ireland

A High-Profile Republican Has Been Charged Over The Omagh Bombing

PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

A high-profile republican has been charged with murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing, police said. Seamus Daly, 43, from Cullaville, Co Monagha...

Is It A Goat? Is It A Sheep? No, It's A Geep!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Comedy

First things first: this is not an April Fool. Nor a previously unseen clip from 'Father Ted'. It's a true story from Ireland: the birth of a 'geep...

WATCH: Is This The Most Epic Wedding Dance Ever? Probably

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

There's wedding dancing... and there's Irish dancing... and there's Irish dancing at a wedding. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY EPIC Irish dancing at a wedding...

Bomber 'Blew Himself Up Because He Forgot About Clocks Changing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Irish police are investigating whether a gangland bomber accidentally blew himself up after he forgot about the clocks changing for Daylight Savings T...

Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

Alex Malley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

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 England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Reality Of Life For Catholics? They Have Sex Before Marriage, Use Condoms And Get Divorced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Catholics have sex before marriage, use contraception and get divorced, and the Church needs to confront that reality, a new Vatican study has shown. ...

Returning to Belfast as a Tourist

Siobhan Starrs | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Starrs

My links to this city are deep, my mother's family are rooted here. My experience as a resident twenty years ago was one of discomfort, Belfast seemed uncomfortable in its own identity as a place of bombs, bullets and suspicion.

It's St Patrick's Day but Let's be Honest, There's Not Much to Celebrate

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

There are haunting resonances between the Ireland of the past and present. A profusion of People begging in the streets, half built houses abandoned and boarded up. Rural towns, once vibrant are now jaded and deserted.

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

20 Completely Legitimate Reasons To Celebrate St Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It seems that only English people celebrate St George's Day and only the Welsh celebrate St David's Day - but St Patrick's Day? St Paddy's Day is for ...

The Power of Popular History

Alex Davis | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Davis

Though examples of popular history range from magazines such as History Today right through to the work of the National Trust, it is the film industry that has recently encapsulated the imaginations of thousands of ordinary people.

Is The IRA Back? Group Claims Responsibility For Packages Sent To Army Offices

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind devices sent to armed forces recruitment centres last week, Scotland Yard said. Scotland Y...

Reflections on PantiGate

Aaron Vallely | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

If anyone condemns any of my gay friends, or any person whom has a same sex preference, for their nature, that means that they are being discriminated against because not for what they do, but because of who they are. This is disgraceful. This is prejudicial. This is immoral. This is unacceptable.

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.

Escape to Ireland: Country and Coast Retreats

The Spa Spy | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

It's pitch dark, and we're driving through a tiny Irish village best known for its ancient Christian heritage and fishing - not for luxury spa hotels. And yet as our friendly chauffeur, Sean, turns past the beach, windswept and foreboding on a dark January night, we approach the Cliff House Hotel...

Celtic Tiger 2.0 - The Rise of Ireland's Entrepreneurs

Niamh Corbett | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Celtic Tiger is back. It is reformed, humbled and roars with less bravado, but it is no less ambitious. It may even be here to stay. The Irish ec...

Worth the Austerity? Why the European Parliament Is Conducting an Inquiry Into the Impact of Troika Measures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bailout countries have been on the Troika's leash now for nearly four years, but just how effective have its measures been. The Troika - composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - is tasked with getting economies back into shape by proscribing a diet of strict austerity and plenty of strenuous reform measures, but its methodology has been questioned since the start.

UK City of Culture: A Retrospective

Neil Cowley | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cowley

So my year as 'Musician In Residence' in Derry-Londonderry, the UK City of Culture has come to an end. I have mixed feelings.

Boy, Three, Killed In Lift Accident

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died after a lift accident. Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating how the youngster died after beco...

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 ...

D-Day for Northern Ireland

Patrick Corrigan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Patrick Corrigan

Decision Day for Northern Ireland's politicians has arrived. For months now, they have gathered at round-table talks chaired by retired US diplomat, Dr Richard Haass, to tackle some of the region's thorniest problems: flags, parades and the past...