Ireland

Last Tragic Words Of Crashed Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Revealed

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK

The last recorded words of the ill-fated crew of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed in the Atlantic were “we’re gone”. Air accident i...

Adventurer Gavan Hennigan's Journey From Junkie To Goliath Of Endurance Sports

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

He’d run hundreds of miles across the untouched wilderness of Canada’s Yukon-territory when the hallucinations took hold, but unlike other athlete...

Trump Embarrassed At St Patrick's Day Event That Swerved From Gaffe To Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump faced deep embarrassment at his own reception to mark St Patrick’s Day, as the Irish leader with whom he shared a stage gave a passiona...

You'll Need The Luck Of The Irish To Ace Our St Patrick's Day Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in honour of the patron saint of Ireland every year on March 17th. The day was chosen because it is commonly held to...

Ireland Has To Trust Women With Their Own Reproductive Rights - If Not More Will Die

Savannah Mc Gowan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Savannah Mc Gowan

all women everywhere I am an Irish woman, and I grew up with stories of girls who "got the boat to England". I heard whispers about girls who were "acting the tramp" who had to be careful before they ended up buying a ticket. It became a normalised thing for me: if you got pregnant and you had the money, that's how you would fix things. If you got pregnant and you didn't have it, then welcome to motherhood. How can this be the case? How can we continue to treat the women of our country in this way?

10 Things To Photograph On A Weekend In Dublin

Conor Phelan | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Phelan

You've booked your Ryanair flight for a last minute trip to the Irish Capital, you've packed your camera (or slipped your phone into your pocket) and you're ready to get snapping. The only thing left to do is figure out where you're going to take photos of! Here's a checklist of 10 things to grab a photo of while you're in Dublin for 48 hours!

Can The UK Survive Brexit In One Piece?

Gary Kent | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

"Northern" and "Ireland" together are often seen as the most boring words in English. Completely unfairly given Northern Ireland's natural beauty and hospitality. But the shock results of their recent elections are far from dull. They could presage profound change in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the UK in the chaotic age of Brexit.

Why UK Abortion Clinics Are Rejecting Irish Women

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Although women previously had the ability to get on a flight and carry out the abortion in a British clinic, this complicated and expensive process is about to become one step more difficult with Britain's largest abortion provider turning away Irish women from the clinics.

Ireland Left To Blame Themselves In Opening Loss To Scotland

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

Like questionable fashion tastes, rugby strategies too often seem just as whimsical. Initially entrenched in some simplified notion of the now, they're then dumped after dubious overuse in ways that weren't originally intended.

In A Historic Move Ireland Has Voted To Stop Investing In All Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Ireland has voted to cease all government funding for fossil fuels, a decision that if approved will make it the first of its kind in the world. 90 to...

One Very Lucky Player Has Won £76m On The EuroMillions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

One lucky ticket holder has won an entire EuroMillions jackpot of €88.5 million euro, a mammoth £76 million. An Irish player matched five main numb...

Taking Northern Ireland Out Of The EU Will 'Destroy' Good Friday Agreement Peace Deal

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will “destroy” the Good Friday Agreement peace deal, Gerry Adams has said. He claimed fundamental human righ...

'Fake Life' Scam Sees Thousands Use Loophole To Bring Non-EU Family Members To UK

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Thousands of people are using a scam to secure residency for non-EU family members in the UK by creating false “lives” in Ireland, it has been rep...

Paintings By Famous Artists Who Had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's May Reveal Clues To Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

Painters’ brushstrokes could provide subtle clues to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s years before the diseases are diagnosed, according to analysis ...

The Witchiness Of Aloneness

Roberta Verdant | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I spent my childhood and teens feeling mostly un-met on a soul level. That's not to say my family didn't love me, and that I didn't (some of the time) have friends. It is to say there was an awful lot wrong under the surface in my life.

#RepealThe8th: Why Ireland's Abortion Laws Belong In The Past

Jordan Marley | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

Abortion - one of the most discussed and defining issues in Ireland. As per the Eighth Amendment, "the State acknowledges the right to life of the un...

Setting A New Ambition For Sustainable Cocoa Farming - From Buyer To Accountable Partner

Glenn Caton | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Glenn Caton

Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without the next generation of cocoa farmers there is no cocoa. Sustainable cocoa farming is essential to the su...

Raphael Doyle - "I Come From Ireland"

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debbie Bannigan

Melding Irish music with jazz, blues and R&B, Raphael's contribution marks a period in music history with little regard for boundaries, and a period in Irish social history when escape from boundaries put many young talents to flight.

No Guarantee Of Shore

Roberta Verdant | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it. - Jeanette W...

Abortion Rights In Ireland: Now Is The Time For Change

Sarah Cope | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Cope

No woman should have to go through that against her will. No woman should have to scrabble about for money and shroud herself in secrecy at this already difficult time in her life. One on three women will have a termination at some point in their lives. It's not something that should be in any way taboo or indeed be legislated against.

Hope

Grainne Gillis | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Today, I have hope. A person who grew up in the countryside of Ireland and yet may have unwittingly met two US Presidents understands that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy.To paraphrase Harvey Milk, for today, I 'gotta give [myself] Hope'.

Thousands Of Irish Students March In Dublin For Free University Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of Irish students are marching on Dublin to protest plans to introduce an income-dependent student loans system in the country. The march, ...

Jon Snow Forced To Delete Tweet After Awkward Brexit Fact-Check Blunder

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Jon Snow was very vocal in his disapproval of the EU referendum, calling it a “ridiculous thing to do” which could lead to something “terrifying...

Patient Dies After Ambulance Bursts Into Flames Outside A&E

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

A patient has died after an ambulance caught fire outside a hospital A&E department. The man was in the ambulance at the time and the department in Na...

Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.