Ireland

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...

Ireland's Top 10 Travel Bloggers

Janet Newenham | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

I present to you my list of Ireland's Top 10 Travel Bloggers. These are people that will fill you with wanderlust, have you searching for flights abroad and will give you that bit of travel inspiration you are looking for.

Martin O'Neill's Euro Dreams Are Hanging by a Thread After Scotland Draw

Matt Gault | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

O'Neill's men can perhaps be excused for lacking some bit in that Sunday stroll friendly with England that will be forgotten by anyone who watched or attended it, but their dull, unimaginative display against Gordon Strachan's Tartan Army can be seen as a yardstick for Ireland's lack of progression in the post-Trap era.

13 Fantastic Reasons Kilkenny Is Ireland's Best Little City

Janet Newenham | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Kilkenny is Ireland's medieval capital, steeped in heritage, culture and the home to master crafts and brewing. But Kilkenny also has a lot more going for it....besides being home to one of the oldest castle's in Ireland and some pretty incredible beer, that is. Below are 13 reasons why Kilkenny might just be the best little city in Ireland.

Irish Students Forced To Sleep On The Streets Or Share Beds With Strangers As Rent Rises

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The deepening housing crisis in Dublin is forcing students to commute across the country, share beds, sleep rough, or give up their dream of studying ...

Ireland's Abortion Laws Treat Women Like 'Child-Bearing Vessels'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Amnesty International urged Ireland to ease its abortion ban on Tuesday in a damning report that said Europe's most restrictive laws on terminations e...

Live and Let Live: What's So Wrong With That?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

The intolerance towards Ukip's LGBT wing is saddening but also counterproductive; if anyone believes that Ukip's policies are wrong then they should support the pressure applied by Ukip's LGBT wing rather than alienating.

Same Sex Marriage in Ireland

James Butler | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
James Butler

In Northern Ireland, same sex couples cannot get married. Unable to have their love for one another. This contrasts with the rest of the United Kingdom that have laws allowing Same Sex Marriage.

She's Got It, Yeah Baby She's Got It

Lisa Regan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

There is always that one pair of pants, that will always fit and that one dress that never really fitted but after a good flu or vomiting bug will look incredible on you for the 1 day you can sustain that weight before you must eat or drink water.

After Ireland's Marriage Referendum, It's Time for {Comedy: Forbidden Fruit, May 29-31

Peter McGuire | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Peter McGuire

Back when we in University College Dublin together, Jarlath Regan faced a battle. Not a particularly serious battle, mind: he was running to be the auditor (President) of the college debating society. It quickly became clear that this warm, likeable and funny gentleman also had a quiet, steely determination. And he sailed across the line.

Irish Americans and the US Reacts to Historical Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

James Mahon | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Mahon

Ireland's landmark decision to vote in favour or same-sex marriage sent significant ripples throughout the more than 70 million making up the Irish diaspora in the US. "As a gay man myself i have suffered the brunt of homophobia on the streets of Dublin"."

Westboro Baptist Church Troll Wrong Country In Anti-Gay Marriage Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has inadvertently declared its hatred of the Ivory Coast, after printing the Irish flag backwards on its placards. ...

The New Hibernia

Grainne Gillis | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Grainne Gillis

I awoke today crying. Tears of hope, tears of pride. I have 3 brothers. As a shorthand I call them the gay, the Muslim and the Republican (as in Amer...

Ireland Gay Marriage Referendum Victory Means Same-Sex Weddings This Year

PA | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

A new era of equality has been heralded in Ireland as the country overwhelmingly voted in favour of gay marriage. Twenty-two years since homosexual...

YES! Ireland Backs Gay Marriage With Huge Majority

PA | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

A new era of equality has been heralded in Ireland as the country overwhelmingly voted in favour of gay marriage. Twenty-two years since homosexual...

One Little Boy Was Determined To Have His Say In The Gay Marriage Vote

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

He may have several years to go until he is eligible to vote but one nine-year-old boy was determined to have his say in Ireland’s gay marriage refe...

It Looks Like Ireland Is About To Say Yes To Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

As votes are counted across Ireland, it looks like the country is set to finally recognise gay marriage. The polls closed at 10pm on Friday night a...

Top Catholic Beseeches God To Deliver Inequality In Gay Marriage Referendum

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

One of England's most prominent Catholics has beseeched God to let inequality continue in Ireland. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor -- the former Archb...

Pictures Capture One Of The Most Important Votes In Ireland's History

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

In Britain we're used to being nagged or nagging others about the importance of voting - but the Irish showed exactly how it was done in today's refer...

Irish People From Around The World Are Going #HomeToVote On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Forget popping down the road to the polling station, expats from Ireland have taken things to a whole new level for the referendum on gay marriage. ...

From Disgust to Love with the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum

Dr Clara Fischer | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Clara Fischer

Irish citizens now have a chance, though, to move beyond a politics of disgust and shame toward a politics of love. I hope we will overwhelmingly do so by voting Yes on Friday.

The Case for Marriage Equality in the Republic of Ireland

One Young World | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

Ireland has had a rough few years, almost a decade. The future pillars of success are being built with some beginning to reap dividends economically. Achieving marriage equality will, without doubt, deliver a more successful, loving, happier, diverse and equal Ireland.

Gerry Adams Brings Up Murder Of Charles' 'Honourary Grandfather' On Eve Of Meeting

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been accused of stoking tensions between the UK and Ireland by referring to the IRA murder of Prince Charles's gre...

.@InMyUK: What Experience Do You Need to Be Health Minister in Northern Ireland?

Mary Hassan | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mary Hassan

None. No experience in the Health Sector? Not a problem. If recent appointments are anything to go by however, you do have to be white, male, Unionist, and Protestant. Our track record of Health Ministers has been nothing short of abysmal, particularly in relation to abortion and on LGBT rights. With our new appointee, DUP MLA Simon Hamilton, it looks like we're hurtling merrily down exactly the same path as we always have.

Luxury Ireland by car

Olivia Greenway | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

If you enjoy driving, consider a trip around Ireland. Roads are relatively quiet, the scenery is varied and picturesque and you are never very far from the coast. Start at Dublin and pick up your hire car from the airport.