Republic of Ireland

Why Belgium and Republic of Ireland Fans Are What the Euros Is All About

Laura Woods | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Woods

When the extent of violence you have witnessed is an Irishman trying to impale Red Devils with their own inflatable tridents and you've spent the day dancing with people you have never met while singing the OG lyrics of Gala "Freed From Desire," where Will Grigg isn't on fire and no one's defence is terrified yet you start to realise these fans transcend the game of football for the better....

Outrage in Ireland at Mental Health Debate Attendance

Ciara Kelleher | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Kelleher

In the last couple of years, Ireland has had to deal with many difficulties. A lot of it began with the Recession in 2008. In 2016, the country has j...

Young Mother’s Family Wiped Out In Pier Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

A mother attending a hen weekend out of town lost almost her entire family after their car slipped from a pier in Co Donegal. Louise James’ husband,...

The Euros Should Still Be Sweet Sixteen So That the Irish That Deserve It Could Celebrate

Matthew Smith | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Congratulations to the Republic of Ireland, on their qualification for Euro 2016. It will be good to have the Irish at a major tournament again. I ha...

A Nation Once Again?

Grainne Gillis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Last year I did some ADR on a little film called 'Brooklyn'. The book, by Colm Toibín, is one I've had a sort of tenuous relationship with - a couple...

Dublin on a Budget: Make Your Euro Go Further

Polly Allen | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Many tourists wrongly assume Dublin is beyond their budget, but I don't agree. I've just returned from a break in the 'fair city', giddy on its atmosphere but not facing the sharp shock of a hefty bill. Here's how I did it.

Ireland's Abortion Laws Treat Women Like 'Child-Bearing Vessels'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Amnesty International urged Ireland to ease its abortion ban on Tuesday in a damning report that said Europe's most restrictive laws on terminations e...

US Politician Calls Ireland's Gay Marriage Voters 'Snakes'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK

An American politician likened Ireland’s pro-gay marriage voters to “snakes” on Friday, whilst calling for St. Patrick to return and drive the "...

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.