Ireland Has Legalized Gay Marriage 

Ireland will become the first country to legalize gay marriage through popular vote. Though the country isn’t done counting votes, it seems that that victory was so overwhelming that the campaign declared victory earlier today. According to The Guardian, “all trends are pointing to at least a 2-1 majority in favour.”… » 5/23/15 11:10am 5/23/15 11:10am

Irish Religious Leaders Prepare For Historic Gay Marriage Vote

On May 22, the Republic of Ireland will be making a historical vote on the legalization of gay marriage. A poll from The Irish Times suggests more votes are in favor of the measure at 58 percent, while the opposed are at 25 percent and with 17 percent were undecided. If passed, the rights of gay married couples will… » 5/17/15 7:05pm 5/17/15 7:05pm

Furious Brides Loot Shop That Cheated Them Out Of Wedding Gowns

A group of angry brides descended upon a bridal shop in Limerick, Ireland when the proprietor didn’t make good on her promise to provide dresses for their wedding. To show her exactly what they thought of her business practices, they gutted her shop, grabbed any dress they could and ran. One bride, more enterprising… » 5/12/15 7:50pm 5/12/15 7:50pm

Let's All Take a 1965 'Bachelor Party' Tour for Singles to Ireland! 

Hey there, sexy singles. It's Saint Patrick's Day after a long, harsh winter, and so I know you've got the urge to travel. Well, consider this 1965 brochure issued by one Gramercy Tours for a 21-day jaunt to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Special twist: It's a Bachelor Party, just for single people. » 3/17/15 3:30pm 3/17/15 3:30pm

Brain-Dead Irish Woman Being Kept On Life Support Because of Pregnancy

An Irish woman in her mid-to-late 20s is being kept alive on life support against her family's wishes because she is 16 weeks pregnant. The woman is reported to be clinically brain-dead after suffering severe head trauma and a subsequent blood clot in her brain. The case will likely end in court, with her family… » 12/18/14 9:50am 12/18/14 9:50am

N. Irish Anti-Abortion Activist Convicted of Harassing Clinic Director

Bernadette "Bernie" Smyth, one of Northern Ireland's most prominent anti-abortion activists—she has picketed the country's only abortion clinic since the day it opened—has been convicted of harassing the clinic's director. Smyth was convicted today of two counts of harassment against Dawn Purvis, who runs the Belfast… » 11/19/14 1:10pm 11/19/14 1:10pm

Game of Thrones Tourism Is Happening, Since Westeros Sounds So Fun

It's not just Ren Faire enthusiasts and Irish-American grandparents who want to vacation on the Emerald Isle anymore, and for that, you can thank Game of Thrones, which films partly outside Belfast. Suddenly the HBO drama is the hottest way to market Ireland as a destination—because doesn't Westeros seem like a darling » 4/15/14 6:30pm 4/15/14 6:30pm

Abortions Now Legal In Ireland Under Extremely Limited Circumstances

Two days ago, a law permitting abortion in extremely limited circumstances came into force in Ireland. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, as it's called, will allow for abortions when doctors believe that there is a substantial risk to the woman's life, either through physical illness, medical emergency or… » 1/03/14 12:10pm 1/03/14 12:10pm

Ireland's President Finally Signs First Legal Abortion Bill Into Law

(Some) abortion is now legal in Ireland for the first time, thanks to the country's new "Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill," which legalizes abortion in cases where the mother's life is at stake, including risk of suicide. Whoa: it's an abortion bill that associates the term "life" with living, breathing women… » 7/30/13 10:25am 7/30/13 10:25am