Posts Tagged ‘ Ireland ’



Taoiseach: marriage referendum will be in Spring 2015

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Big news! An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced to the Dáil yesterday evening that the referendum on marriage equality will be held in Spring 2015. The announcement has been welcomed by campaign groups GLEN, Marriage Equality and the ICCL.




Children as punishment?

Oct 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

As a pro-choicer, I want a world where nobody is forced or pressured to give birth, every child gets to be raised by parents who love and cherish them dearly, and where nobody feels like their sovereign decisions over their own bodies are something to be ashamed of or punished for.




2 out of 3 ain’t bad: Marriage equality supported in Dublin and Newry

Sep 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

All the marriage equality news last night was firmly focused on local government, with votes being taken in Dublin, Newry and Fermanagh. It follows similar motions passed in Belfast, Cork, Omagh, Down, and Moyle and Magherafelt local authorities. Further marriage equality motions are expected in South Dublin, Fingal, Dungannon, Dundalk, Fermanagh, Waterford and Derry




Veda the world’s first Transphibian

Jul 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Music

Veda, one of everyone’s favourite queens from the Dublin drag scene is back with a second album. Veda’s new album, Transphibian will be the sound of the summer if my Facebook homepage is anything to go by!




Rugby: Now the real work begins to get to the World Cup

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Things look a promising for Ireland’s 7s rugby squad, who have been almost unbeatable since the seven-a-side team was formed just a few short months ago. Now the real work begins, however: To get to the World Cup, which is exactly 365 days away, Ireland must rank among the top five teams in this weekend’s qualifying tournament in Moscow.




Mmm, uniforms.. Dublin hosts 6th European Gay Police Association Conference!

Jun 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Noticeboard

G-Force, the Garda LGBT Employee Support Network, on behalf of the European Gay Police Association, hosts the 6th European Gay Police Association Conference this Thursday and Friday in Dublin Castle. Conference delegates will join the Dublin Pride parade on Saturday.




Match report: Ireland 0-1 Scotland

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The full time score from last night’s match: Ireland 0-1 Scotland. Ireland are out of Euro 2013. Ireland have two remaining Euro 2013 ties, both of which are away fixtures. Sue Ronan’s side faces the annoyingly unstoppable France on 15th September next and Israel on 19th September. Here’s your post-match analysis.




Ireland’s Euro 2013 hopes turn on home fixture against Scotland

Jun 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

All right, everyone. As the kids in America might say: Shit just got real. Despite defeating them away by two goals to nil, Ireland lost their second leg tie with Wales in Cork on Saturday by a single goal. This means that Ireland’s Euro 2013 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow night is crucial: If we lose, we’re out.




Euro 2012? It’s all about Euro 2013 now

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Having regrouped after the Algarve Cup and a friendly against Swtizerland, Ireland manager Sue Ronan last week named her squad to play the next two vital UEFA Euro 2013 qualifiers taking place over the coming 10 days.




Rugby: World Cup bid begins this weekend!

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

New Zealand schmealand. It’s all about Belgium this weekend, when Ireland’s only international 7s squad travels to Ghent for the FIRA/AER European Championship 2012.




Rugby: Ireland impress, with eyes on World Cup and 2016 Olympics

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The Amsterdam Sevens took place last weekend, where Irish rugby’s newest team, the international Sevens squad, had their first real taste of international competition – and came away with the Heineken Boot trophy. The results indicated a steep but definite learning curve for the players. Their hectic summer schedule culminates in June with World Cup Qualifiers in Ghent and Moscow.




Eurovision 2012 – Semi Final 1

May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: The Small Screen

It is that time of the year again. Eurovison time, love it or hate it you can’t avoid it. Especially not if you live in Ireland where we are very proud of our record of winning the contest seven times. Forget Euro 2012, Eurovision 2012 is where the real action is. People often ask me why I love it so much and I find it hard to articulate why. I do love the cheesefest it is.




Rugby: Irish players are back, this time with a new format

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Since the out-of-the-blue announcement by the IRFU that Ireland will field a women’s sevens side, it has been all go for the players in training camps and tournaments – and the pace continues through the summer, starting tomorrow with this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens competition.




Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland

May 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Books

Next Thursday, May 17th, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will be launching a book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland and will be launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.




Six Nations: England 26-3 Ireland

Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Saturday, St Patrick’s Day, saw Ireland face England away in their final fixture of the Six Nations Championship. England were always the favourites, going into the game undefeated, and having conceded only 6 points and not a single try. Still, though, the final score flattered England somewhat. Ireland can be proud: of their performance on Saturday, and throughout the tournament.




Six Nations: Bourke returns for Ireland’s Triple Crown bid

Mar 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

This St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations Triple Crown is up for grabs for Ireland for the first time; meanwhile an unbeaten England will be clamouring for both it and the Grand Slam title. Kick-off is at 2pm.




Six Nations: Ireland 20-0 Scotland

Mar 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

With their third successive victory, and second consecutive win without conceding a point, Ireland now face England away – where both will contend for the Six Nations Triple Crown on St Patrick’s Day.

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