Ireland

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 17.03.2015 | 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...

A St Patrick's Day Bingo Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Our definitive guide to what to watch out for this St Paddy's Day. Whoops, there's one to cross off already! SEE ALSO: 20 Legitimate Reasons To C...

ON ... Saint Patrick's Day - the Best Excuse to Act the Eejit

Martin Treanor | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Martin Treanor

The day usually starts with a text or email session to everyone we think might be Irish, or even bothered - then there's the rummage around to find your one, single piece of green clothing.

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

Ladies And Gents, We've Found The World's Dumbest Car Thief

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

Here it is folks, the greatest dose of criminal karma served up in a while. This would-be car thief in Drogheda, Ireland, thought he would have a g...

University Under Fire For Asking About Menstrual Cycle In Job Applications

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National University of Ireland at Galway will review its job application process after receiving harsh criticism for including questions about app...

We're Not Donetsk, We're Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Russia is not merely a menace to Ukraine and its own people, but to the rest of Europe and to international norms. That is not a parallel with Ireland or Britain.

People Are Hiding Porn On YouTube Using Irish Names

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

YouTube has closed a loophole by which porn videos were apparently left unmoderated if they had Irish language titles. The Google-owned video giant...

Time to Think Big About Big Data

Oliver Daniels | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Oliver Daniels

The Magna Carta would spell out how we are going to put the user back in control and hold industry, researchers and governments responsible for realising that goal. But the Magna Carta is not just a document designed to protect individuals. Big Data has a lot to offer society.

A Political Experience I Will Never Forget - What's Yours?

Serena Cowdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

When I was 20, I did something very ill-advised. Well, obviously I was 20, so most things I did were ill-advised. But this one turned out to be a political experience I'll never forget, so I thought I'd take a little break from election madness to tell you about it.

Sex and the Married Depressive

Christian Talbot | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

In my case I have to say the effect hasn't been that pronounced. In fact if anything it's been a positive boon... Don't be afraid to go and discuss your mental health or any concerns you have about anti-depressants with your doctor. They love a good laugh.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

The Kid With The World's Best Irish Accent Is Shocked By His Success

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Ruairí McSorley is the most famous Irishman on the internet at the moment, racking up a ridiculous amount of hits on a clip of him talking about the ...

Life Support For Brain Dead Pregnant Woman May Be Switched Off

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

Doctors in Ireland have been granted permission to switch off a life support machine keeping a clinically-dead woman alive because she is pregnant. ...

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

On the Nature of Public Opinion

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

History has given us a colossal record of deceit, manipulation of the many by a resourceful and shrewd few, and the sustained distortion of public perception so robustly at any one time, it is imperative we review the model of society we have inherited. Power derives its life-force from control.

That Time a Homeless Guy's Death Was Noticed By An Entire Nation

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Jonathan Currie died on the streets, less than fifty feet away from Leinster House, the seat of Irish government. Whether or not he has become the catalyst so desperately needed in Ireland to tackle the taboo-like topic of homelessness in Ireland remains to be seen.