Ireland

Weighing Up The Cost Of PSA Screening For Prostate Cancer

Dr Jiri Kubes | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jiri Kubes

In the UK alone, incidence of prostate cancer are expected to rise 12% by 2035. More than 11,000 men die from the disease each year, and it's the most common form of cancer in men. Yet there is still no national screening programme.

Human Rights Are Inalienable; Not Subject To The Mood Of The Public

Stephen Donnan | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Stephen Donnan

I sincerely hope that, if not quashed by legal action, the Australian postal vote gives the Government a clear indication that Australians want marriage equality enacted immediately and it isn't delayed further.

Northern Ireland Brexit Border Agreement Needed To Avoid Return To Violence, Warns Former Foreign Office Chief

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

The Northern Ireland peace process could be put at risk if the government fails to reach a “sensible agreement” with the EU over the border, a for...

EU Migrants Can Enter UK Without Border Checks After Brexit, Government Confirms

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

EU migrants and black market goods will be able to cross into the UK without any checks after Brexit, the Government admitted today. The Brexit Depart...

'Unhelpful, Unrealistic And No Detail': David Davis's Irish Border Plans Savaged

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis is unwilling to tackle the “very real” impact Brexit will have on the Irish border, a leading business group has warned in a scathing ...

Irish Times

Linda Duffin | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

This has been my kitchen sink for the past 10 days. The view actually belongs to an old friend, Andy, a man with a sense of humour I have always treasured. When I once got the push from a job, he gave me a clock as a leaving present. Inscribed on the back was 'tempus f*ckit'.

UK Must Listen To Views Of Irish PM On Brexit, Campaigners Say

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Politics

The government must sit up and take notice of the Irish prime minister’s wish for the UK to stay in the single market after Brexit, campaigners say....

This Is Where The UK's Border With Ireland Could Be After Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

Theresa May is facing a fresh Brexit challenge amid reports that Dublin wants the Irish Sea to be the country’s border with the UK. Ireland’s new ...

Taking Control

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Over the last six months or so, my attitude towards mental health and mental illness has shifted quite dramatically. It hasn't been an easy shift, or one that happened overnight. In fact, I resisted it quite strenuously because it flies in the face of everything I had come to believe. It's been slow and frustrating and has progressed by tiny, tiny increments, but all those little steps are starting to add up and I now find myself with a very different perspective.

Proton Therapy Is Finally Here, Now What?

Dr Jiri Kubes | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jiri Kubes

Many of these men are terrified by the thought of the side effects of surgery and traditional radiotherapy, which include double incontinence and erectile dysfunction. So they start researching the alternatives - and it inevitably leads them to proton therapy.

Politicians Who Shocked The System By Joining Forces

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

We live in deeply polarised political times, where the left and right have so little respect for each other that their discourse can easily descend in...

Why Sinn Féin Could Benefit Ireland By Taking Their Seats In The Houses Of Parliament

Dr Paul Breen | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Paul Breen

If Sinn Féin have an opportunity to take their seats in the event of a No Confidence Vote which would bring an end to austerity and usher in a new government, then they should seize the moment rather than being held to ransom by ideals out of place in this century.

Without Fibre, Innovation Will Come To A Grinding Halt

Conal Henry | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Tech
Conal Henry

Technology certainly drives the imagination. A friend of mine has been talking about buying up rural pubs, in Ireland, convinced that driverless cars will lead a major change in drinking habits as people socialise out-of-town again. It may happen, but then again this is a revolution that could veer off in an entirely different direction.

Irish Teenager Who Asked For An Abortion Was Sectioned Instead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

An Irish teenager who requested an abortion was instead sectioned and held in a mental health unit against her will. The girl, whose name has not been...

5 Reasons You Should Be Seriously Worried About The DUP

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK

LATEST: Theresa May Mocked Mercilessly For ‘Omnishambles’ After DUP Deal Statement ‘Issued In Error’ So, the dust is beginning to settle after...

Ireland Looks Set To See Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK

Ireland looks set to see its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar as its new leader on Friday. Var...

Black Woman's Open Letter To Men Who Fetishise Skin Colour Is Spot On

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A black woman has written an open letter to demand men stop trying to “tick having sex with a black woman off their bucket list” – as she claim...

No More Heatwaves But No More Ark Weather Either, Says Met Office

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

After a bank holiday weekend of blistering heat and torrential downpours, you can look forward to a calmer time this week, at least weather-wise. The ...

Tory Councillor Suspended After Posting Offensive Tweet About Ireland

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

A Tory councillor has been suspended after posting a racist and anti-Irish tweet during the Eurovision song contest on Saturday night, and it appears ...

Stephen Fry 'Being Investigated By Police Over Alleged Blasphemy'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Police are reportedly investigating comments made by Stephen Fry on a TV show after a viewer complained that they were blasphemous. Officers in the Re...

Last Tragic Words Of Crashed Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Revealed

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK

The last recorded words of the ill-fated crew of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed in the Atlantic were “we’re gone”. Air accident i...

Adventurer Gavan Hennigan's Journey From Junkie To Goliath Of Endurance Sports

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

He’d run hundreds of miles across the untouched wilderness of Canada’s Yukon-territory when the hallucinations took hold, but unlike other athlete...

Trump Embarrassed At St Patrick's Day Event That Swerved From Gaffe To Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump faced deep embarrassment at his own reception to mark St Patrick’s Day, as the Irish leader with whom he shared a stage gave a passiona...

You'll Need The Luck Of The Irish To Ace Our St Patrick's Day Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2017 | 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...

Ireland Has To Trust Women With Their Own Reproductive Rights - If Not More Will Die

Savannah Mc Gowan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Savannah Mc Gowan

all women everywhere I am an Irish woman, and I grew up with stories of girls who "got the boat to England". I heard whispers about girls who were "acting the tramp" who had to be careful before they ended up buying a ticket. It became a normalised thing for me: if you got pregnant and you had the money, that's how you would fix things. If you got pregnant and you didn't have it, then welcome to motherhood. How can this be the case? How can we continue to treat the women of our country in this way?