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News Roundup for March 21, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Outspeak

Ya news, ya lose. 1. Ivanka Trump is getting her own office in the White House. Although she won’t be a government employee, which directly contrad...

Martin McGuinness, Key Figure In Northern Ireland Peace Process, Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home

BELFAST (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army commander and deputy first minister of Northern Ireland who was a key figure thr...

Thousands Shut Down Ireland’s Streets In Legal Abortion Protests

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home

On International Women’s Day Wednesday, thousands of vanguards went on strike to urge the repeal of Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, which broadly outl...

Brexit And Northern Ireland: Fact vs. Fiction

Alastair Hamilton | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Alastair Hamilton

Since the Brexit referendum last summer, there has been no shortage of pundits pedaling an image of a Northern Ireland on the brink of economic calamity.

The Dirtiest Corner In Europe?

Nathan Thanki | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
Nathan Thanki

If, post-Brexit, the UK risks being known once again as the "dirty man of Europe", then Northern Ireland would be its soiled undergarments.

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 6, Northern Europe - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Today it's northern Europe's turn for the blog series on the setting sun, not only the actual setting but also the buildings or landscapes caught in i...

Girl With Autism Sings A Stunning Rendition Of 'Hallelujah'

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts

This 10-year-old’s rendition of “Hallelujah” would have given Leonard Cohen himself chills. Kaylee Rodgers, a student who has autism and ADHD, s...

Bakery That Refused To Make Pro-Gay Cake Loses Discrimination Appeal

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

A Northern Irish bakery that refused to bake a cake iced with a pro-gay slogan lost its bid to overturn its prosecution for discrimination on Monday a...

Another Lennox? Belfast Dog Hank Faces Death for Looking Like a Pit Bull

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Imagine coming home to discover that, without any warning, police and city officials have entered your house while you were out and removed your beloved dog, leaving a warrant taped to the front door saying that your dog has been deemed "illegal."

Brexit: Is Britain the New Pakistan?

Bill Manson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bill Manson

When I was 13, at the Lycée Mignet, in Aix-en-Provence, France, my new friends told me I had to decide. Was I for the dream of a United Europe or against? "Oui" or "Non"? What you chose decided who your friends would be for the rest of the year.

Will Ireland Reunify After Brexit?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What will Northern Ireland do? Because if Scotland bolts, Ireland may actually unite once again as well. I have no idea what the chances of this actually happening really are, but the least you can say is that the chances would certainly be higher if Scotland does decide to go its own way.

A Really Long List Of Everything You Have To Do In The U.K.

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel

Interest in travel to the U.K. has spiked in response to the results of last week's Brexit vote. When the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, the ...

Britain Sends A Message To You, Hillary

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Early morning, June 24th, Great Britain did what few polls, and politicians, predicted it was capable of doing: stand up for itself. "

Good Reasons For A Brexit 'Do-Over'

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If they reverse themselves, the first vote will have been enough of a shock so that the EU reforms itself -- with Britain on the inside shaping those changes. For everyone's sake, let us have a Brexit do-over.

Brexit And Belonging: The Art Of Systemic Coaching And Constellations

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Samie Al-Achrafi

The recent vote for the UK to leave the European Union was not just about the EU, but disaffection with the political system.

Thanks To Poor Marketing The Brexit Vote Wrecksit

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

By now, you have probably heard that UK voters chose 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the European Union (EU). Just about all the articles are talking about the political and economic issues. I prefer to talk about the one that is often overlooked in political situations -- marketing.

The Unintended Consequences of Brexit

David de Sola | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
David de Sola

Congratulations, Brexit voters. You got what you wanted and opened the proverbial Pandora's Box. Now you get to own the consequences of your actions.

Soccer Fans Share Heartwarming Embrace Amid Euro 2016 Violence

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.14.2016 | Sports

It's the tournament that brings the continent together. The 2016 European Championships are happening in France this month, causing the arrival of tho...

Lord John Alderdice on Middle East Conflict Resolution, Interview with Noted Northern Ireland Diplomat

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home
Samuel Ramani

Lord John Alderdice is a Northern Ireland politician, who served as speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2004, and leader of the Allianc...

Lord John Alderice on Peace in Northern Ireland, Interview with Prominent 1998 Good Friday Agreement Negotiator

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Samuel Ramani

Lord John Alderice is a Northern Ireland politician, who served as speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2004, and leader of the Alliance...

'Life Is All About Connecting': Q&A with Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder

Pam Stucky | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

Irish singer and actor Damian McGinty. Photo: provided. Damian McGinty, talented singer and actor, and star of Glee, The Glee Project, and Celtic Thu...

The Best of Northern Ireland

College Tourist | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By: Nikki McKenna, Florida Atlantic University Northern Ireland is part of the U.K., known for its mountains, castles, glacial...

17 Places to Go for a Night Out in Belfast

College Tourist | Posted 03.15.2017 | Travel
College Tourist

By: College Tourist, Emily Freebury , Fordham University Just in time for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th, here are 17 of the best places to go for a...

Magical Rainbow Ring Caught On Camera From Drone

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.11.2016 | Science

You'll be hard-pressed to find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Legend has it that leprechauns stash treasure wherever the multi-colored ar...

The Trouble With Mental Health in Northern Ireland

Christopher Weir | Posted 02.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Christopher Weir

Some blame social and economic deprivation. More people appear to take their own lives in working class areas, where opportunities are rare and hope is scarce. Others point toward the mental legacy of the Troubles.