Posts tagged "ireland"

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, but if it’s disgusting and humid outside then the only cure is staying inside with the blasting AC. I also highly recommend hunkering down for…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

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 has won an easy victory in yesterday’s referendum, reports the Irish Times. One of the main opponents conceded as much in a tweet: “Congratulations to…

Newser / May 23, 2015

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 of indentured servitude overseen by Catholic nuns. Like the Magdalene Laundries, which were also run by the Catholic Church, the Home’s treatment of these women/girl…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2014

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 only recently became legal if it is necessary to save the mother’s life. In November 2011, a pregnant Mellet was devastated to find out that…

Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

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 Service Executive. Savita, 31, died from septic shock caused by a dying fetus being kept in her womb for several days. Doctors reportedly refused to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2013

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 three pictures of her in existence: one showing her performing oral sex on a man and then two others showing her kissing a different ma…

Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2013

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 what I do love is an Irish accent — sexy and adorable all at once. Here are 11 swoon-worthy Irish lads worth celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day……

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2013

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 the 1700s, but the free state of Ireland was only established in 1922.) McAleese’s report specifically focused on uncovering the Irish State’s involvement in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2013

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 worked in Ireland with her husband, began miscarrying around October 24, 17 weeks into her her pregnancy. Her cervix had dilated, she was leaking amniotic…

Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

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 hospital last month because doctors refused to provide an abortion while she was miscarrying; she eventually died from blood poisoning.  The embassy is located at…

Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

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. Savita Halappanavar, a dentist, began slowly and painfully miscarrying at 17 weeks into her pregnancy, but University Hospital Galway refused to terminate the pregnancy because…

Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2012

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 the stigma and negativity attached to the subject matter.

A few weeks ago, 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, an Indian dentist that had settled i…

Anonymous / November 16, 2012

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 a painful miscarriage because the fetal heartbeat was still present. Her fetus was eventually removed from her body when the heartbeat stopped, but not after…

Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2012

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.

Senator John Gilroy from County Cork in Ireland will live trade lives with Andrea Gagley, an activist with Single Parents Acting For The Rights Of…

Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2012

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 first-ever in Ireland to provide abortions, which are illegal except to save the woman’s life or preserve her health.  [Feministing]
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Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2012

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 men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others.

But to me, September 11 i…

Daley Quinn / September 11, 2012

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 some tourism dollars! Find out what “Guinney Guinney blum blum chappy chappy kilos” means! (Um, does it actually mean anything?) I’m down. But only if…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2012

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 the green hills of Eire and their redheaded beauties, there are a few myths, legends and conspiracies, some well-known and lesser-known, that you should know…

TruTV / March 17, 2012

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 desire to be whispered sweet nothings in an Irish lilt, followed by Italian declarations of amore. Scottish was named the fourth sexiest accent, followed by French,…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2011

The Daily Squeeze: Drunkeness, Pale Skin, And Bad Drivers

One in four young men and one in three young women in Northern Ireland said they were drunk the first time they had sex, according to a study. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! [BBC and Health Promotion Agency]
Men are subconsciously attracted to fairer skin because of its association with purity, innocence, modesty, and goodness, while…

Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008