Ireland

Why Sinn Féin Could Benefit Ireland By Taking Their Seats In The Houses Of Parliament

Dr Paul Breen | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Paul Breen

If Sinn Féin have an opportunity to take their seats in the event of a No Confidence Vote which would bring an end to austerity and usher in a new government, then they should seize the moment rather than being held to ransom by ideals out of place in this century.

Without Fibre, Innovation Will Come To A Grinding Halt

Conal Henry | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Tech
Conal Henry

Technology certainly drives the imagination. A friend of mine has been talking about buying up rural pubs, in Ireland, convinced that driverless cars will lead a major change in drinking habits as people socialise out-of-town again. It may happen, but then again this is a revolution that could veer off in an entirely different direction.

Irish Teenager Who Asked For An Abortion Was Sectioned Instead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

An Irish teenager who requested an abortion was instead sectioned and held in a mental health unit against her will. The girl, whose name has not been...

5 Reasons You Should Be Seriously Worried About The DUP

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK

LATEST: Theresa May Mocked Mercilessly For ‘Omnishambles’ After DUP Deal Statement ‘Issued In Error’ So, the dust is beginning to settle after...

Ireland Looks Set To See Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK

Ireland looks set to see its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar as its new leader on Friday. Var...

Black Woman's Open Letter To Men Who Fetishise Skin Colour Is Spot On

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A black woman has written an open letter to demand men stop trying to “tick having sex with a black woman off their bucket list” – as she claim...

No More Heatwaves But No More Ark Weather Either, Says Met Office

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

After a bank holiday weekend of blistering heat and torrential downpours, you can look forward to a calmer time this week, at least weather-wise. The ...

Tory Councillor Suspended After Posting Offensive Tweet About Ireland

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

A Tory councillor has been suspended after posting a racist and anti-Irish tweet during the Eurovision song contest on Saturday night, and it appears ...

Stephen Fry 'Being Investigated By Police Over Alleged Blasphemy'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Police are reportedly investigating comments made by Stephen Fry on a TV show after a viewer complained that they were blasphemous. Officers in the Re...

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...