Ireland

The World's Best Hearty Food and Where to Eat It

Travelzoo UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Winter's on the way and seeing as hibernation isn't really an option, we've come up with the next best thing - the finest comfort foods from around the world. A crackling fire is optional (but preferable) in all instances.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

Patient Tested For Ebola In Belfast

PA | Chris York | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK

A patient is being tested for the Ebola virus in Belfast, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed. The patient, who it is understood has recen...

What Can a Backpacker Learn From a Duck in a Bar?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The duck who joined the Northern Irish boys on their motorcycle tour of Vietnam hit national headlines a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be in the Phong Nha bar the night that Matthew McInnes, Dan McAllen and their mates turfed up with The Captain, mid-tour.

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.

This Supercut Of Movie Characters Saying 'I'm Irish' Shows Up Plenty Of Hollywood Prejudices

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Are you a drunk with a name that's hard to spell? Congratulations! According to Hollywood, you must be Irish... SEE ALSO: 'Let Her Go' - The Mo...

Tackling Food Poverty in Ireland

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is written by Iseult Ward. Iseult is a One Young World Ambassador from Ireland and the co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, a social...

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

Hans Zomer | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's harrowing reports for BBC...

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

Ireland to the iTunes Festival: Magic, Myths and Mary J Blige

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

When they told me a giant grandmother was towering over the cobbled streets of Limerick in Ireland, I thought they were having me on.

Apple's Irish Tax Deal Might Be 'State Aid' Says EU

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

A European investigation has said it believes Apple took illegal tax aid from the Irish government over 20 years. The European Commission published...

The Union Has Changed, But Northern Ireland Remains Unchanged as the Pork-Barrel Sectarian Principality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The Union abides. Change is afoot, utterly. Scotland gets more power. England evolves. Wales will do its thing. Change is afoot - Except in Northern Ireland.

A No, a No, Our Kingdom Needs a No!

Brian John Spencer | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

If it's Scotland's pound, as Alex Salmond said, it's the people's Scotland. Let us stay together, all of us. Just as Britain is the product of collective endeavour, so Scotland is the product of the shared effort of these islands.

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

The Creed-Crazed Cleric that Backwardised Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

This is a divided, vivisected Northern Ireland. This is the inheritance of Paisleyism, a noxious, nefarous ideology that broke and bankrupted Northern Ireland for decades and which now stands firm against reconciliation and a plurality of views.

Peter Robinson: 'No Longer Fit for Purpose'

Brian John Spencer | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We're left with a leader that is devoid of leadership capacity, lumbered with the charisma of a damp rag, the vision of a mole and all the on-camera tact of a 14 year old pubescent man-child. A sepulchral sod. Goodness knows the manner off-camera. So let me say it again, it's the man, not the House, who's no longer fit for purpose.

Retiring Head Of Catholic Church In Ireland Admits He 'Needs To Say Sorry'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness as his retirement was today confirmed by t...

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Ebola Tests On Body Of Man Who Died Suddenly After Return From Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Health chiefs are awaiting blood test results today on a suspected Ebola case in Ireland after a man who recently returned from Africa died suddenly. ...

Duagh Summer Festival

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.

The Soccer World Cup Is Over, but Off the Field Brazil Is Winning

Hans Zomer | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On July 24, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) published a new report on human development, showing that Brazil is one of the countries where progress has been greatest over the last 30 years.

'Mastitis, Not Cystitis!' A Story For National Breastfeeding Month 2014

Jennifer Riddall | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Riddall

It scares me to think that back when I was editor of a parenting magazine in the UK - long before I had even thought about becoming a parent myself - I used to write articles about subject matters as personal as breastfeeding.

Irish Psychiatry and Consent

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

"I believe", Mary told me at her house in Cork, "the biggest issue around this is human rights. The human right to decide what you want to do for yourself. " Regarding Electroshock in Ireland, Mary told me that the capacity to consent is not there because there are two words planted around it, 'unable' and 'unwilling'.

Five Irish Acts to Catch at Ireland's Friendliest Festival: Castlepalooza 2014, August 1-3

Peter McGuire | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

I love festivals that are small enough for you to happily wander away from your friends, have adventures with strangers, discover new music, and bump into your friends several times again. I'm looking forward to Castlepalooza, very much. Here are five acts that you really shouldn't miss.