Ireland

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.

Irish Broadcaster Alan Murphy Pens Juicy Celeb Filled Book

James Mahon | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Mahon

One man who has lived, seen and experienced it all, is Irish entertainment journalist Alan Murphy. The 34 year old will now spill the beans this weekend in a new book containing his top celeb interviews. The west of Ireland native has sat down with everyone from Charlize Theron and Enrique Iglesias to Louis Walsh and Janice Dickinson.

Governments Can't Stop Abortion - We Can Help Make It Safe

Ann Furedi | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Ann Furedi

We believe it's right for women to make their own life choices. It's a travesty of justice and a moral abhorrence to impose pregnancy on a woman against her will. And when women defy a wrong law to make the choice that is right for them we think they deserve what small support we can give.

Apple's €13 Billion Tax Bill Is Bascially Loose Change To The Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech

The European Commission has ordered Apple to pay Ireland €13 billion (£11 billion) in back taxes. Apple’s enormous tax bill is the result of a th...

Family Of Five Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide In Ireland

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK

A family of five, including children, have been found dead at a house in Ireland in a possible murder-suicide, police have said. The bodies of deputy ...

Black Model Takes Over Ireland's Twitter Account, Gets Bombarded By Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

A black woman who took over the official Ireland community Twitter account says she was forced to log out for her own wellbeing after receiving a tira...

If You Only Watch One Olympic Interview, It Needs To Be This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

If you watch one thing from the Olympics, it’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan’s brilliant interview following their Rio 2016 performance. The Irish row...

Ireland From the Air: Adventures in Drone Photography

Janet Newenham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Sometimes in life you need to look at something with a whole new set of eyes to fully appreciate its beauty. As a travel writer who spends most of th...

Bishop Pictured With Iconic 'White Handkerchief' During Bloody Sunday Has Died

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Dr Edward Daly, the former Bishop of Derry who was best known for his role in an iconic image of Bloody Sunday, has died. The 82-year-old passed away ...

And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Martin Treanor | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martin Treanor

In truth, they are everywhere, organising in all the corners of this world, with no other urge but to clip their cloth and colour their skin so they might mimic the superheroes they worship, as if they were real and living personages

Top Irish Travel Bloggers of 2016

Janet Newenham | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Due to the popularity of my post on Ireland's Top Travel Bloggers last year, I have decided to update the list of Ireland's best up and coming travel ...

Man Tweets Step-By-Step Explanation Of How Brexit Is A Can Of Worms For Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

There has been much debate about how the UK's decision to leave the European Union will affect issues ranging from the impact on the economy to Scotla...

Desperate Brits Are Clambering For Irish Passports After Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Hundreds of Brits who voted 'Remain' in the EU referendum are clambering to apply for an Irish passport after the country voted for Brexit. Many vote...

What Mental Illness Looks Like

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

I knew that while I would get great energy from them, and it would possibly help take the national conversation about mental health a little further, it would also knock the stuffing out of me and the fallout wouldn't be worth the whatever slim gain may have been made.

The Orange and Green State for a Protestant and Catholic People

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a disaffected people in possession of a dysfunctional government must be in want of an alternative. A lame government is a dead government. Not in Northern Ireland. Naomi Long said ahead of the election, "The public will not forget the time squandered in delay, deadlock and division."

The Art in Politics

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gisele Scanlon

There hadn't been a woman elected to the NUI (Nation University of Ireland) panel in Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate or Upper House as it's called) ...

The DUP and SDLP Can't 'Wrap Their Arms Around' the Abortion Problem

Stephen Donnan | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

In a recent 2016 Assembly election debate on UTV the leaders of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland were all asked about their respons...

The Tale of 'Whacker' Reid

Sean O'Callaghan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Sean O'Callaghan

The Easter Rising that took place in Dublin in 1916 was organised by a small group of conspirators in the Irish Republican Brotherhood; a secret revolutionary movement which was founded in Ireland and America in the mid-nineteenth century. The actual Rising was carried out by a group of the Irish Volunteers, without the knowledge of most of its leaders or members, in alliance with the small citizen army led by the revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Close to 500 people died in the Rising, mostly Irish civilians - fifteen of the leaders were executed in Dublin...

Islamic State And April Fools Do Not Mix. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

April Fools' Day is the one day of the year we can all stretch the truth and get away with it. It's a time for good-natured japes and outlandish stori...

Fail Better

Grainne Gillis | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Grainne Gillis

So on this very special Easter weekend, my stand on the 1916 commemorations is this: Let's acknowledge the mistakes of the past, learn from them, and let them go. Let's use our failures as stepping stones to achieve the ideals of the 1916 Proclamation...

5 Killed Including 2 Children After Car Plunges From Pier

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

Five people including at least two children have been killed and a baby girl is in hospital after a car they were in slipped from a pier in Co Donegal...

Irish Man Stuns TV Presenters When Asked About St Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

An Irishman has stunned a group of television hosts after being asked if he was going to the St. Patrick's Day parade. The 'Midday' presenters looked...

The Religious Backstory To St Patrick's Day Is A Long Way From Guinness And Green Rivers

HuffPost Religion Editors | James Martin | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

St Patrick's Day is best known for parades, beer, and turning rivers green, but the holiday has a long history that's more somber than its current inc...

Prove Just How Much You Know About Ireland With Our St Patrick's Day Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2016 | 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 b...