iOS app Android app

Northern Ireland

Dung Spitting Competition Is A Crappy Way To Prove Yourself

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News

Your mom always threatened to wash your potty-mouth out with soap. These guys may want to, anyway. Visitors to Irvinestown's 37th annual Lady of the L...

Even Terrorists Get Older. Then What Happens?

GlobalPost | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

A coffin or a prison cell. Those were the two fates that fighters believed awaited them in Northern Ireland’s long and brutal sectarian conflic...

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I shoulder my pack and begin the hike upwards. Stopping at an overview I feel like I've been slipped a mild tranquilizer. I swallow a set of tears. Is it the wind, or the view? The air is the freshest I've ever breathed, a salt wash for the soul.

Man Arrested After Trans-Atlantic Flight Diverted

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old man for endangering the safety of a plane after a United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago ...

Baker Guilty Of Discrimination Over 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake Snub

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

DUBLIN (AP) — A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan "Support Gay Marri...

Here's How To Visit The World Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel

At some point, every fan of HBO's "Game of Thrones" or George R.R. Martin's series "A Song of Ice and Fire" has fantasized about visiting Westeros, th...

The Second Death of Brian Moore

Patrick Hicks | Posted 06.20.2015 | Books
Patrick Hicks

The guy was prolific -- he produced a novel every other year -- and he was totally devoted to his art. But as I search the internet for him, he's almost nowhere to be seen. It's like Brian Moore has suffered a second death.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

Don't Blame Religion for Violence

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nigel Barber

ISIS and their ilk are little more than the pirate communities of old. They may use religious rhetoric to rationalize their grisly crimes, to justify their punishments, or to attract new recruits from abroad. Yet, their agenda is not religious and it is not new.

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

Northern Ireland Man Faces Terror Charges After Fighting ISIS In Syria

AP | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — A Northern Ireland man who says he fought against the Islamic State group in Syria appeared in court Saturday charged with terrorism o...

Biden Voices Support For Northern Ireland Talks

AP | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Bid...

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

David DiGregorio | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

Although traveling with a toddler is totally doable, not all destinations are created equal. Here are 9 reasons why Ireland is one of our favorites.

Richard's Picks: The 11 Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I think it fair to share some of my discoveries over the past months, and those I think worth exploring during the chilly weeks of winter, when the color of the world is really in the imagination, or in a warm-walled escape to another bliss.

Northern Ireland Protestant Leader Ian Paisley Dies

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never." The Protestan...

Seeing the World Through a New Lens and Becoming a Leader

Global Kids | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

A lot of young people don't know how to get what they need in terms of questioning power and authority, asking for change to happen and being at the table. Global Kids always invited us, and now I don't think about not being there. I'll be there.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...

Truth, Justice, and Accountability: The Luck of the Irish?

Jack Healey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

Let the memory of Abu Ghraib be a cautionary warning to all citizens everywhere of the need to protect human rights even in times of war. Let accountability have a form and a process and let the outcome be reconciliation.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.

Ireland's Approach to Marriage Equality Is All Wrong

James McDonald | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Ireland has the great opportunity to show how much it values equality, how seriously it takes human and civil rights. The people's support is not just needed in an abstract way -- we're being called upon to actively engage in the extension of so central an institution as marriage.

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

Game of Thrones Filming Locations Around the World

Viator | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Viator

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels.