Posts tagged "ireland"

Trans Woman Bombed In Northern Ireland

A transgender woman in Northern Ireland was the target of a bombing because of her gender identity. Rachel Keys, a 27-year-old living in Derry/Londonderry, was asleep Saturday night when

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm

What To Binge: ‘Jack Taylor’ on Netflix

If you are having a super busy summer like I am, then you seriously need some downtime. Yes of course, beach, parks, outdoors – all of these are very important,…

Katrin Higher | August 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Gay Marriage On Track For Win In Historic Ireland Vote

The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren’t expected for hours, both sides say the “yes” side…

Newser | May 23, 2015 - 10:30 am

Bodies Of 800 Babies Found In Septic Tank At Former Irish Home For Unwed Mothers

From 1925-1961, the Home, in Tuam, Ireland, was where thousands of unwed mothers and their “illegitimate” children were sent to pay a penance for their out-of-wedlock pregnancies in the form…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 3, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion…

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Teenage Girl Gives Blowjobs At Eminem Concert, Pictures Posted Online, Epic Slut-Shaming Ensues

By now you might have heard about the 17-year-old girl who was photographed giving blowjobs in the crowd at an Eminem concert in Slane, Ireland.

There are supposedly…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2013 - 4:30 pm

The 11 Hottest Guys With Irish Blood

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Real talk: I sort of hate this holiday, if only because my neighborhood turns into a cesspool of green beer barf and discarded leprechaun hats. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Magdalen Laundries Report Released, But Irish State Stops Short Of Offering An Official Apology

On Tuesday, Ireland Senator Martin McAleese released a report on Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries, where 30,000 women and girls were enslaved in Catholic Church-run laundries between 1922-1996. (The Laundries actually existed since…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 6, 2013 - 10:20 am

Ireland To Clarify Abortion Law Following Death Of Woman Who Was Refused Medical Care

Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland’s University Hospital Galway in October after she was repeatedly denied medical care while suffering a miscarriage.

Halappanavar, an Indian who lived and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Vigil For Savita On Tuesday At Irish Embassy In NYC

Pro-choice activists will hold a candelit vigil outside the Irish Consulate in New York City tomorrow evening to remember Savita Halappanavar. The 31-year-old Indian woman died in an Irish…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Protests In Ireland Over 31-Year-Old Woman Refused Medical Care During Miscarriage

Earlier this week, the world reacted to the news that a hospital in Ireland refused medical care to a woman during her miscarriage and she eventually died from blood poisoning.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: I’m From Ireland, And I’m So Grateful I Had My Abortion In America

I would truly love to be able to submit this piece with my name attached. However, as a young woman in modern Ireland, I feel it’s not possible due to…

Anonymous | November 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Irish Woman Savita Halappanavar, 31, Dies Because Hospital Refuses Abortion

A young dentist named Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland because University Hospital Galway repeatedly refused to perform an abortion. Doctors would not terminate the clearly-failing pregnancy while she was undergoing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Irish Politician To Swap Lives With Single Mother For A Week

Like an episode of “Wife Swap” with feminist underpinnings and adorable accents,  an Irish politician plans to swap lives for a week with a single mother of three.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

September 11: Tragically Inspiring

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent…

Daley Quinn | September 11, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Adorable Chris O’Dowd Promotes Tourism To Ireland Adorably

Hottie Irish actor Chris O’Dowd from “Bridesmaids” (and “Girls”) wants to help Brits looking to escape to the 2012 Olympics. He’s got an idea. Hop over to Ireland! Give them…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Irish Myths, Legends & Conspiracy Theories In Honor Of St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17th, green-clothed revelers across America will pour into pubs to booze it up in celebration of Saint Patrick and all things Irish. But before you quaff one for…

TruTV | March 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Irish Accents Surpass French Accents As The World’s Sexiest, Supposedly

Zut alors! French, the language of l’amour, is “the world’s sexiest accent” no more. According to a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, cited in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, ladies most…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 11:22 am