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Man in the Moon: Irish Delight

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

From what could have been a simpering complaint tale about the growth of suicides in his hometown, Pearse Elliott has created a wonderfully layered picture of one man's life on the council estates of Belfast and the demons and angels that fill his imaginative head.

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.

What Do Van Morrison, the Godfather of Punk and Seamus Heaney Have in Common?

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The winds make us lean towards this place, to inhale its spirit, and the broken waters summon us to baptize our dreams, and, in our own foreign way, contribute to the exquisite idea that is Northern Ireland.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Simon McWilliams: Abstract Armature

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

McWilliams is looking at ordinary cement, rebar, polyurethane and debris, but he's using paint and saturated color to understand it.

Northern Ireland Rioters Injure 56 Officers

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's police chief vowed Saturday to hunt down and imprison scores of Protestant militants after they attacked and wounded...

Molotov Cocktails, Bricks Thrown In 3rd Night Of Belfast Riots

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

By Ian Graham BELFAST, July 15 (Reuters) - Rioters threw petrol bombs, bricks, bottles and fireworks at police in a third night of vi...

Belfast Riots Injure 32 Police Officers

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Hundreds of police reinforcements from Britain were deployed on Belfast's rubble-strewn streets Saturday after Protestant...

Why G8 Protesters Are More Peaceful This Year

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

* World leaders meet in Northern Ireland next week * Protests more peaceful than at previous G8 meetings * Event will ta...

After Belfast, Boston

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Lisa Catherine Harper

Raising my children to be safe and secure in their world includes many things, like how to cross the streets, how to protect their bodies from strangers, how to use digital media responsibly. It also means educating them about the world's realities, one of which is violence.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Brendan Fraser on Stand Off

Dan Persons | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Look at the promotional materials being floated around the U.S. for Stand Off, and you'd think the film was a crime thriller in the Guy Ritchie mold, with Brendan Fraser backed up by Colm Meaney in some heavy badassery. What it turns out to be is an acerbic comedy.

Visit Belfast: Flag Issue Not Representative of People, City

Michael Evans | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Michael Evans

Go and visit Belfast. Yes, you will see the flags and the murals that provide the backdrop to the negative stories that flood the news. But you will not see enough active disagreement to justify the attention these topical issues receive.

Mob Storms Belfast City Hall

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

DUBLIN — A Protestant mob stormed into the grounds of Belfast City Hall and clashed with police Monday night after the council voted to remove t...

Ireland Protests Abortion Clinic Opening

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on...

'Titanic: Blood and Steel' Shows There Are Still Stories to Be Told About the Titanic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Just when you think you have seen every possible movie concerning the Titanic, another movie or teleplay raises its head. This time it is Titanic: Blood and Steel, a 12-part miniseries about the building of the great ship

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

20 Officers Hurt In Belfast Riots

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Northern Ireland police say 20 officers have been wounded in overnight Belfast riots that followed a token Protestan...

Riot Police Clash With Irish Nationalists

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Irish Catholic militants attacked riot police Thursday in a divided corner of Belfast as the most polarizing day on ...

Activists Lose Fight To Save Dog Who Resembles Pit Bull

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact

DUBLIN -- A pug-nosed black Belfast dog named Lennox, who inspired a two-year legal fight and animal-rights protests on both sides of the Atlantic, wa...

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

Police Raid Brothels And Pimps' Homes

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- Police say several hundred officers in both parts of Ireland are mounting a crackdown on prostitution, raiding 140 suspected brothels and pi...

Putting Irish Science on the (Google) Map

John Lee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media
John Lee

It's a digital, interactive, online, tricked-out Google map called The Atlas of Ingenious Ireland. Dedicated to "Putting Irish Science on the Map," it locates and annotates key science, tech and natural history landmarks.

An Outrage in Belfast: The Sad Case of Lennox, the Dog

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Those of us living in what we consider free societies often feel secure that if we comply by laws, pay our taxes, and maintain other civic duties we s...

Top Irish Catholic Accused Of Covering Up Abuse

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

DUBLIN — The leader of Ireland's 4 million Catholics said Wednesday he wouldn't resign after a BBC documentary accused him of helping to cover u...