Out Now! EILE Magazine October 2016 Edition – FREE!

screenshot-2016-10-08-04-12-42This October edition of EILE Magazine is bursting with features on music, entertainment and LGBT news.  We have musical aficionados, Leo Goh, and Desert Tundra, fashion with Mark Anthony as he tells us how to wear the new earth-tones, health with Brian Rochford on the importance of sleep , Lisa Reynolds reviews another classic book, and our travel section features city breaks to New York and honeymoons in Cancun. We have news on the new Mullingar PrideFrances Winston reviews some great films, and Acting Out returns with The Ref.

All this and much more in this month’s great edition of EILE Magazine, FREE to read or download!

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Equality Commission NI Welcomes Court Ruling On Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case

bert-and-ernie-cakeThe Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has welcomed the judgment given today in Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Belfast in the case of Lee v Ashers Bakery.

The case involved Ashers Bakery refusing to bake a cake for gay man, Gareth Lee, citing their religious beliefs as grounds for refusal. The court ruled that the bakery had discriminated against Lee on the basis of sexual orientation, contrary to the Equality Act.

This case raised issues of public importance regarding the extent to which suppliers of goods and services can refuse service on grounds of sexual orientation, religious belief and political opinion.

The Court’s decision confirms the legal responsibilities on all service providers not to discriminate against their customers on these grounds.

You can read the Summary of Judgment below with a link to the full judgment: Continue Reading »

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The Young Offenders Crosses €1m At Irish Box Office

the-young-offenders_image-2The runaway smash hit Irish comedy The Young Offenders passed the €1million mark at the Irish Box Office last night, October 20th.

To mark the occasion, the filmmakers have released a special celebratory clip:

 In a year that has been praised for quality Irish film, The Young Offenders has become the fastest Irish film to break the €1 million mark at the Irish Box Office this year, and next week it will be the highest grossing Irish-made film of the year at the domestic box office, overtaking Sing Street.  It now joins the ranks of other classics such as The Guard, Calvary and Man About Dog as one of the few Irish comedy films to reach this Irish Box Office milestone.

It has also taken more at the Irish Box Office than some of this year’s biggest international comedies, such as Absolutely Fabulous, and Bad Neighbours 2, as well as the Hollywood blockbusters, Independence Day Resurgence, and Ghostbusters.

Speaking on the phenomenal success of the film, writer-director Peter Foott said:

“We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who took the time to go see The Young Offenders. It is the first feature film that myself and most of the cast and crew have made. We all dreamed of getting a cinema release, but getting a million in the box-office is just unbelievable.”

Patrick O’Neill, Managing Director of Wildcard Distribution, who brought the film to Irish cinemas added:

“We are thrilled with the film’s performance at the Irish Box Office, and that The Young Offenders has been so warmly embraced by Irish audiences.  I can’t wait to see what Peter and all the cast and crew do next.  Hopefully it’s a sequel!”

The comedy is heading into its 6th week of release (7th including previews) and is still showing in nearly 50 cinemas across the country this weekend.

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160 km road trip on stolen bikes, in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine.  It’s the debut feature from Peter Foott, and introduces new acting talent, Chris Walley and Alex Murphy in the lead roles, with comedians Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher also starring.

 Since its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh during the summer, where it was awarded Best Irish Feature, it has gone on to charm Irish and international audiences alike.  Not only did the film achieve the highest opening for an Irish film at the Republic of Ireland Box Office this year, it also picked up an Honourable Mention for Best Comedy at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and was well received at the BFI London International Film Festival, where it had its UK premiere earlier this month.

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Film Review & Trailer: After Love

after-love-thumbnailFrances Winston felt the claustrophobia of this break-up movie, filmed completely in an apartment

Directed by: Joachim Lafosse – Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn

The title of this French flick pretty much sums up the plot. It is basically all about what happens after love. Think of it as a 90+ minute analysis of a break-up, and you know what to expect. Continue Reading »

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AXIS Theatre Ballymun: Dance Performance ‘Holding On’ Oct 26, 27

holding-onHues Productions presents a new dance production called “Holding On”, playing October 26th and 27th at 7:30pm at Axis Theatre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9. Tickets are €15, and Group Rates are available at www.axisballymun.ie

Exploring grief in two parts, this new dance production ‘Holding On’ will be presented by Hues Productions.

The piece will begin with those honoured in the sculpture called “The Dark Elegy” by Suse Lowenstein, the mother of one of the passengers killed in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, (Pan Am flight 103) in 1988.

This revisits the tragedy of the terrorist attack, and delves into the ‘normality’ that this type of tragedy has become in today’s world. The performance will move into how we try to ‘hold on’ when life unexpectedly gets out of control. Continue Reading »

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NPG Records & Warner Bros. Records Announce Two New Prince Releases, With Previously Unreleased Music From The Vault

princeGreatest Hits Collection PRINCE 4EVER Arrives on November 25 

Remastered, DELUXE Version Of PURPLE RAIN Due Early 2017 

Yesterday, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist’s music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year.

Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and November 25th around the world, Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of Prince’s best-loved songs, including the blockbuster hits “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,”Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Sign O’ The Times,” “Alphabet Street,” “Batdance,” and “Cream”. Continue Reading »

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UK: Posthumous Pardons for Gay Men Under Turing Law

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Alan Turing

Thousands of gay men, who had been charged under now defunct British laws which deemed homosexuality an offence, are to be pardoned posthumously, with those still living having to apply to the Home Office for same.

The amendment (Turing Law) only applies to England and Wales, and not devolved governments like Northern Ireland and Scotland. Turing Law is based on the pardon which was given recently posthumously to Alan Turing, inventor of the Turing Machine. Turing was chemically castrated rather than serve time in prison for this ‘offence’, and subsequently it was alleged he committed suicide as a result of the treatment. Continue Reading »

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Listen: Honey & Jude – Weirdos And Freaks

This week in our Friday music slot we feature electronic-pop duo, Honey & Jude, with their latest single, Weirdos And Freaks. This upbeat, sassy, track features electronic sounds, drumbeats and guitar – Jude’s clear vocal coming in after the first few beats.  For the chorus, Honey’s soaring vocal harmonises, then goes solo for the second verse, merging again for the chorus. Born and raised in Southern California, Honey & Jude bring sunshine and energy to their music, which is at the same time professional and polished. We think you’ll like them, and you’ll want to include them in your party music in the grey days ahead! Enjoy!

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