Ireland

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.

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum: Beware The Silent Minority

Paddy Duffy | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

I have to admit, when I first resolved to write a column on the upcoming gay marriage referendum in Ireland, I was tempted to write an eye-catching headline like "If you're not voting Yes, you're probably an asshole". But then I thought harder on the matter: was that really fair?

Forget The Guinness Storehouse, Here's the Best Pint in Ireland

Janet Newenham | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Sometimes I wonder why more people don't visit this sleepy village, with its stunning views across the harbour, its abundance of spectacular coastal walks and wildlife, its rich cultural history and all that incredible fresh seafood on offer daily. Then I remember that's kind of what makes it so special.

Happy Birthday, Father Ted

James Thomas | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Everything just came together for the show. Ireland had just emerged from the 80s and early 90s with a bit of cultural clout, however overblown or naff many of our exports were, so the timing was good for a sitcom about the place.

Scents and Dark Confessions: The Rise of the Magazine

Peter McGuire | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Peter McGuire

Magazines are closing down, newspapers are struggling, and you're reading this online. Print is dying, right? Two young Irish writers beg to differ. They're proving that there's a growing market for high-quality, aesthetically attractive, content-driven niche publications.

Fishy Fishy Restaurant, Kinsale

Rebecca Williams | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

This award-winning restaurant (it can boast a Michelin Bib for 2015 along with other Irish food awards) serves some of the best fish from the south coast of Ireland, freshly landed in this fishing town which is also known as the 'gourmet capital of Ireland'.

Lying in Plain Sight

David Deady | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Parents
David Deady

Where do we stand on telling children why Adam and Steve are holding hands? Is there an appropriate age that something like this should be discussed or is it better for the child to discover of their own accord?

Is This The World's First 'Sheep Drone'?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

The iconic pairing of sheepdog and farmer is something that goes back hundreds of years, however Irish farmer Paul Brennan knows that just as many oth...

St Patrick

Canon J.John | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

As a missionary Patrick baptised thousands of people. Being a missionary was not an easy task for him and he wrote how his life was at risk, and how the local pagan chiefs sometimes imprisoned him. But he knew his call was from God, and he remained in Ireland.

The Top 9 Mistakes People Make When Making A Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Now here's a turn-up for the books. Not only is it St Patrick's Day - but it's also the day that it's been revealed that most Britons don't know how t...

18 Brilliant Irish Phrases We Should All Start Using

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

As Dara O'Brien once noted... And with St Patrick's Day upon us, we can think of no better time to learn a few such words and phrases. From 'fe...

5 Ways Americans Invented St. Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Dagnammit, Americans! You come over here, influencing our pop music, straightening our teeth and changing our traditions. And we do, of course, love y...