Out Now! Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/February 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

This issue has a basket full of treats in store for you – like wonderful musical duo, Kismit from the US, Irish Country singer-songwriter Richard Mulligan, Birch, and Scott De Buitléir interviews Béar Féile favourite, Paul M, and we have some Béar Féile news too. 

Scott De Buitléir also interviews the Irish artist, Stephen Doyle about his new exhibition in SO Fine Art. Frances Winston (aka Superwoman) reviews some great films for us and Lisa Reynolds takes a look back at the Yes documentary and The 1975 band. Our Health article by Brian Rochford tells us about relaxation to get rid of stress, and Brian also writes about fashion for the changeable weather, while our Travel section features Skiing as a Summer choice.

As usual, we have lots of news, views and entertainment in this issue, so we hope you enjoy our January/February 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!

FREE to read or download! Just click on the magazine icon above right, or far right sidebar if you want the full pantheon of EILE monthly issues.

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Philadelphia can exclude anti-LGBT foster agency – Court

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(Reuters) – Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic foster care agency from a program for placing children with foster families, because it refuses to work with same-sex couples, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals said Catholic Social Services failed to show that the placement freeze amounted to religious persecution or bias, violating its First Amendment rights to free speech and religious freedom. Continue Reading »

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US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

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(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.

At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex as well as race, colour, national origin, and religion. President Donald Trump’s administration has argued that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation or gender identity. Continue Reading »

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Listen: Richard Mulligan – Wagon Wheel

Richard Mulligan is an Irish Country & Western singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, who has recently released his debut album, I Never Met You, and we are delighted to feature his cover of Wagon Wheel from this album today on EILE.

Richard has lived in Dublin for the last 30 years, having grown up Galway, and is also a former champion International Runner, who has won many races, but music was always close to his heart. For a long time, he wanted to record an album with some of his own songs, and some covers which he would do in his own style. He cites Elvis as one of his major musical influences, and also includes country singers like Reba McEntire, Don Williams, Tom T Hall, and the Irish country star, Big Tom. Have a listen to his version of Wagon Wheel, and see what you think!


Richard’s CD, I Never Met You, is for sale on all major platforms, including
iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon, links below:


If you would like to know more about Richard Mulligan, his Twitter, and Facebook details are below:



(Richard was also featured in our Jan/Feb 2019 issue of EILE Magazine – just click on the magazine icon in the top post, pages 10-13 to read his story – Ed.)

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Galway: New Event! Let’s Have A Kiki – Upstairs at the Róisín Dubh – FREE Entry!

There is a new LGBT+ event happening in Galway, upstairs in the Róisín Dubh, this Wednesday 24th April. 
Join the Queen of Galway herself, Kiki St. Clair of GASS, this Wednesday in the upstairs bar of the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, for Let’s have a Kiki  night, full of pop, camp hits, and disco floor fillers.
This is to be a weekly event, every Wednesday night, and it’s FREE entry!

“Lock the doors, lower the blinds, fire up the smoke machine, and put on your heels, ‘cos we know exactly what you need… Let’s Have A Kiki“.


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Peru official takes on new battle: legalising gay marriage

Susel Paredes (left)and her wife, Gracia Aljovin, speak during an interview with Reuters, April 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Henry Romero

(Reuters) – Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of the grittier parts of Peruvian capital Lima.

Now the short, curly-haired city official is taking on a more personal battle; legalising gay marriage in the conservative, majority-Catholic country, and getting recognition for the Miami wedding to her wife in 2016.

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US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalised across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change.

Biases declined both in states that legalised gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue Reading »

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2019: ‘Walk The Long Table’ Returns For Cork Midsummer Festival

Twice daily: 12,13,14, 19, 20 and 21 June 2019, 2.30pm & 3.00pm 

as part of Cork Midsummer Festival

Duration: 3 hours

Tickets €85 pp – includes 8 courses and paired drinks, go on sale May 2 via corkmidsummer.com

Experience Cork’s Long Table guided by the restaurateurs, meet the people behind the scenes at their premises, and sample Cork’s finest local produce Continue Reading »