Ireland

#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...

Setting A New Ambition For Sustainable Cocoa Farming - From Buyer To Accountable Partner

Glenn Caton | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Glenn Caton

Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without the next generation of cocoa farmers there is no cocoa. Sustainable cocoa farming is essential to the su...

Raphael Doyle - "I Come From Ireland"

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debbie Bannigan

Melding Irish music with jazz, blues and R&B, Raphael's contribution marks a period in music history with little regard for boundaries, and a period in Irish social history when escape from boundaries put many young talents to flight.

No Guarantee Of Shore

Roberta Verdant | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared to find it. - Jeanette W...

Abortion Rights In Ireland: Now Is The Time For Change

Sarah Cope | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Cope

No woman should have to go through that against her will. No woman should have to scrabble about for money and shroud herself in secrecy at this already difficult time in her life. One on three women will have a termination at some point in their lives. It's not something that should be in any way taboo or indeed be legislated against.

Hope

Grainne Gillis | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Today, I have hope. A person who grew up in the countryside of Ireland and yet may have unwittingly met two US Presidents understands that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy.To paraphrase Harvey Milk, for today, I 'gotta give [myself] Hope'.

Thousands Of Irish Students March In Dublin For Free University Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of Irish students are marching on Dublin to protest plans to introduce an income-dependent student loans system in the country. The march, ...

Jon Snow Forced To Delete Tweet After Awkward Brexit Fact-Check Blunder

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Jon Snow was very vocal in his disapproval of the EU referendum, calling it a “ridiculous thing to do” which could lead to something “terrifying...

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) ...