Is This Our Greatest British And Irish Lions Team Yet?

David Ready | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Sport
David Ready

Ultimately, this Lions team will be remembered in history as being a team that held the All Blacks and put a dent in their near immaculate record in matches on their own turf. They may not have matched the achievement of the '71 Lions but against an arguably revolutionised All Blacks they were a team who came, who challenged and who almost conquered.

Fair Fa Ye' David Cameron

Brian John Spencer | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The clash of metropolitan London with course Ulster is stark and ancient. Ulster's loyal citizens have variously been described as the "despised tri...

Forty Irish Phrases That Confuse Everyone Else

Tara Povey | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Tara Povey

Sometimes in Ireland we use some strange words and phrases. These don't always translate very well outside of our little island. Here's 40 of my favourite such phrases.

Music City and its Easy Charm had Us Hankering After Music Men

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A mild case of heat stroke or the result of a lingering PBR hangover, either-way I was buzzed by the easy charm of Music City, its music-rich story and the promise of fiery hot chicken on every corner.

Irish Americans and the US Reacts to Historical Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

James Mahon | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
James Mahon

Ireland's landmark decision to vote in favour or same-sex marriage sent significant ripples throughout the more than 70 million making up the Irish diaspora in the US. "As a gay man myself i have suffered the brunt of homophobia on the streets of Dublin"."

St Patrick

Canon J.John | Posted 16.05.2015 | 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.

18 Brilliant Irish Phrases We Should All Start Using

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Comedy

As Dara O'Briain 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 'f...

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 15.05.2015 | 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.

ON ... UPPER CASE - Rest in Peace

Martin Treanor | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Martin Treanor

Words became no more than practicalities, an idle invariance when the unbearable stresses of pressing the 'SHIFT' button, or scribbling a capital became too much to shoulder for those with another thing on their mind, such as texting, or reality television, maybe both.

ON ... Okay then, but Where's My Flying Car?

Martin Treanor | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Martin Treanor

I'm very grateful for all the gadgets mankind has invented - many of which were speculated in the minds of the Science Fiction visionaries (Trekkies do love their Bluetooth headphones, oh and flip-phones), I am however more than miffed some of my favourites didn't make it.

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 ...

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...

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

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.11.2014 | 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.

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.

Hey Irish America! Arthur Guinness was a Protestant, a Unionist and Irish and British

Brian John Spencer | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Irish America needs to go buy a book and learn some history. They don't have a baldy notion. Here's some context...

Am I Living in Ireland or Iran?

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Because I'm from Northern Ireland, support the Union with Great Britain and identify myself as a cultural Protestant, I can't be a proper Irish person. That my friend is racism, jingoism and xenophobia - defined.

Movember, Mullets and 14th Century Irish Legislation

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

"Someone outlawed the moustache?" You say, flabbergasted and spitting coffee into your walrus whiskers like a Boer-war general. Well, yes they did. Let me bring you back to 1366 in Ireland, a country in a state of near-continuous warfare controlled by a slew of regional warlords.

Why Brits Still Don't Get the Irish

Christopher Jackson | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Jackson

Comedy shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Eight Out of 10 Cats have all had British comedians mocking the Irish, normally on account of Dara O'Briain or some other 'Paddy' being present.

The Young Irish Reporter Forging a Career in the Bible Belt

Marcus Liddell | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Liddell

Over 4000 miles from Sheffield and a year after departing South Yorkshire, James Mahon is ploughing a lone furrow as an Irishman on TV news in America...

On Not Being Racist

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

Racism is not something we get to fix, once and for all. Racism is not something we get to opt out of. To imagine it is is to vastly underestimate the way in which our culture is steeped in bigotry.

Northern Ireland: Not just a pretty accent

Shannon Kendall | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Kendall

Belfast. The capital of Northern Ireland. Indeed, a home from home some may say. Intrigued, admittedly, by the rumoured mass drinking culture within this renowned city, I visited last week, duty free alcohol in one hand and a 'wee' Irish phrase book in the other.

My Date With the President - Dublin in Style...

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Never before have I felt so welcome in a stately residence, or even in my mum's house, than I did at President Michael D. Higgins sprawling mansion for afternoon tea.

On ... The True Facts About Saint Patrick - As Every Irish School-kid Knows Well?

Martin Treanor | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Treanor

He was about eight feet tall, and arrived - walking - by sea on a pebbly shore somewhere around county Down, wearing a big, big long green and gold robe (which made him float across the Irish Sea like a Dalek), and a green and gold pointy hat on his head (teacher says it's a mitre) because he was really smart and needed room for his brain to grow.

Critic on Stage: Dancing to Our Own Beat

Clare Wiley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

This week was the last dance rehearsal before I take to the main stage of the Lowry in Manchester, captivating an audience of 2,000 with my balletic grace and elegant style. Just kidding, it's actually an audience of 100 in the venue's smallest studio and I'll be dancing with an umbrella.