A largely unchanged starting side has been named, as Ireland prepare to take on the English in Ashbourne this Friday night. At the half-way point in this year’s Six Nations, the fixture will be streamed live online by the IRFU.
In the team’s first competitive fixture since their historic World Cup campaign – and since massive changes to the squad and back room set-up – Ireland kick off their Six Nations bid against Italy in the Stadio Mario Lodigiani in Florence. You can watch Italy v Ireland LIVE on Gaelick.com this evening – kick-off is at 6pm Irish time.
GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, have added their voice to the tributes paid to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who passed away early this morning, aged 81
Just because Dublin, Cork and Belfast Pride festivities are done and dusted for another year, doesn’t mean that’s the end of Pride season on the island. No siree-bob
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.
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.
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, 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!
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.
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.
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.