Republic of Ireland

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.

He's Done This Before: O'Shea's Big-Game Goals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport

Search "John O'Shea shot" on YouTube and the top results will bring up what is one of the most wayward attempts at goal recorded on film. O'Shea's eff...

Hope For Family Of IRA Victim Buried In A Bog

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

A brother of a man abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA has said he hopes the discovery of a body on a remote bog in the Irish Republic w...

He's Back: Ronaldo Returns As Portugal Thrash Ireland 5-1

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Portugal side for their 5-1 thrashing of the Republic of Ireland just six days before their World Cup opener against...

Ireland Should Rejoin The Commonwealth, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

The Republic of Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth "to celebrate peace" in the wake of Martin McGuinness' state dinner with the Queen, an MP has s...

Irish Can Learn From British Gratitude

Christopher Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Christopher Jackson

Britons lionise their Second World War veterans more than other veterans because they fought for what Britain and what the world is today, including its neighbour, Ireland. We, the Irish, live in a better world because of them, and it's about time that we acknowledged this as so.

Is This a Tipping Point in the Abortion Debate in Northern Ireland?

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Genevieve Edwards

Confidentiality is incredibly important in this area of healthcare. The law governing abortion is extremely tight in Northern Ireland, and very few women meet the legal requirements for termination which is why many women have to travel to other parts of the UK.

Good Cop And Bad Cop? O'Neill And Keane Form Ireland's New Managerial Team

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have been appointed as the Republic of Ireland's new management team. The Football Association of Ireland confirmed th...

Paul McGrath Ashamed Of Drunken Family Wedding Outburst

PA | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Sport

Former Republic of Ireland international Paul McGrath has admitted he is extremely ashamed of himself after pleading guilty to public order offences d...

Ireland Rejects US Arrest Warrant For Whistleblower

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

Ireland has denied the US an arrest warrant for whistleblower Edward Snowden in case he lands in the country, it has been revealed. The High Court ...

Republic Of Ireland-England Violence 1995 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Sport

England host the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday in what is the first international fixture between the nations since the infamous Lansdowne Road rio...

Northern Ireland's 15th Birthday Present and Reward for Unruliness: A Handsome Cash Transfer

Brian John Spencer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Fifteen years ago Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and other statesmen mediated the un-mediatable and created the Northern Ireland that we know today. Some see the bargain as a grand failure. The creation of a parochial sectarian state suspended in a form of purgatory with a bloody history and no future.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

Horse Meat Found In New Irish Processing Plant

PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

A second meat processing plant in Ireland has tested positive for traces of horse meat. The Department of Agriculture confirmed damaging findings o...

Open Letter to Enda Kenny Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) About Abortion Rights in Ireland

Orna Ross | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Orna Ross

I write as one of the offshore Irish, who spoke outside the Irish embassy in London last week to honour the memory of Savita Halappanavar and urge your government to respond appropriately to her death.

The Future State of Ireland?

Dr Derval Tubridy | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Derval Tubridy

What is the future for Ireland? What state will Ireland be in as a result of severe austerity measures? Has the concept of a sovereign state been undermined by the loss of fiscal autonomy?

Savita Halappanavar's Death - A Human Rights Issue

Barbara Hewson | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barbara Hewson

The problem which Ireland now faces is that Ms Halappanavar's Convention rights under Articles 3 and 8 appear to have been breached, as well as her right to life. She was in a position of great vulnerability, yet she seems to have been treated deplorably.

GALLERY: The Best Of Trap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Sport

Giovanni Trapattoni's Jurassic approach to international irked Ireland's supporters at Euro 2012 and Friday's record 6-1 defeat to the superior German...

Feeling Connected: A Journey With My Irish Ancestors

Michaela Lydon | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK
Michaela Lydon

It was after my Granddad died in July 2010 that I began to become interested in researching my family history. One day I just realised that, even though I had lived with him for 20 years, I had never asked him about his parents or grandparents or what it was like growing up in Ireland in the 1930s.

GALLERY: Given's Ireland Career

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Sport

Shay Given has announced his retirement from representing the Republic of Ireland international team after 125 caps. The Aston Villa goalkeeper deb...

Irish Students to March for Marriage

Gary Spedding | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Later this week, Dublin City shall witness what looks set to be a phenomenal turnout for the LGBT Noise 'March for Marriage' protest.

McGuinness Spoke Of Queen's Loss During Meeting

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics

One of the most painful chapters in the Queen's life - the IRA murder of her cousin Lord Mountbatten - was acknowledged in her private talks with Mart...

McGuiness Meeting With Queen 'Gesture Of Respect' To Unionists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness meeting with the Queen next week is an effort to reach out to unionists in Northern Ireland, his party leader said. H...

Queen And Sinn Fein's McGuinness To Shake Hands Next Week

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics

The historic handshake planned between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is to take place behind closed doors, it emerged on Friday. The Northern Ire...

There's More to Ireland Than This

Mark Kelleher | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Kelleher

There's something amiss when you leave a tournament with a 'Best Supporters' accolade stored in the overhead compartment. While the generous title may herald an admirable off-field trait, it speaks much about a team's worth when it is their fans, not their players, who leave with credit.