Ireland

First Sexually Transmitted Case Of Zika Virus Reported

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Officials in Texas have reported a rare case of the Zika virus being spread through sexual contact rather than a mosquito bite. A patient infected ...

Mental Health Services in Ireland (or the Lack Thereof)

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

We are making huge progress as a society when it comes to talking about mental health, huge. Slowly but surely, the stigma that surrounds it is being chipped away. There are several well established national campaigns encouraging people to talk, and these are getting a bigger response year on year. It's fantastic to see.

Abortion Law Is Killing Women in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

The fact that four completely volunteer funded and non-profit organisations are doing the job of the State in providing advice, counselling, medical care and financial assistance for women's reproductive health is nothing less than a bloody disgrace; this has to end before we have another Savita Halappanavar.

You Won't Be Able To Deal With This Giggling Grandma Playing 'Knock-A-Door Run'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Comedy

An 82-year-old granny has sparked rapturous laughter after indulging the cheeky little girl inside of her and playing a game of 'knock-a-door run'. ...

Forty Irish Phrases That Confuse Everyone Else

Tara Povey | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Tara Povey

Sometimes in Ireland we use some strange words and phrases. These don't always translate very well outside of our little island. Here's 40 of my favourite such phrases.

Watch This Woman Boss The Floods On A Wakeboard

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A video has captured the moment that an adrenaline-filled woman took advantage of the severe floods in Ireland. The short clip shows the woman fly...

The Art of Moving On

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.

This Donkey's Face Says It All After Being Rescued From Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

A donkey who was saved from floods in Ireland on Sunday "smiled" for his rescuers after being pulled to safety. The stranded animal - who has since...

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.