Out Now! Nov/Dec 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Screenshot 2019-12-31 at 17.40.36Welcome to the November/December 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

Well, it’s nearly all over for 2019! We hope you had a good year, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!

Meanwhile, just sit back, relax, and read our Nov-Dec edition of EILE Magazine. We have music features on Nadia Vaeh, Arielle Silver and Letitia VanSant, Frances Winston reviews some great movies and gigs for us, and Brian Rochford writes on men’s fashion, and health. Lisa Reynolds looks back at an LGBT short, and Shaley Howard writes about alcohol and drug abuse in the LGBTQ community – The Pink Elephant in the Room. We have Travel features on the Carnival in Tenerife, Game of Thrones Tours in Antrim, and a feature on the US music festival, Merlefest.

So give yourself some downtime, have a look at EILE Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2019 issue, and Happy New Year from All at EILE Magazine!


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Film Review & Trailer: Greed

Review By Frances Winston

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom – Starring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Ollie Locke, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Pearl Mackie, Asa Butterfield

Let’s just deal with the elephant in the room. Yes, tragic TV presenter, Caroline Flack, does indeed pop up in this playing herself, in what would turn out to be her last ever on-screen appearance. However, she is but one of a plethora of well-known faces who make cameos here, and it would be a shame to have the entire film overshadowed by her death, as it would be doing it a disservice. Continue Reading »

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Indonesia: Bill on family targets LGBT and surrogacy

Image: Lonely Planet

(Reuters) – Politicians from four Indonesian parties are backing a so-called ‘Family Resilience’, bill that would outlaw surrogacy and require LGBT people to seek treatment at rehabilitation centres, prompting outrage on social media and criticism from activists.

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, is seeing a shift towards greater conservatism, including growing state and public hostility against the LGBT community. Continue Reading »

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Chelsea ban some Man United fans for homophobic chants

Chelsea v Manchester United – Stamford Bridge – February 17, 2020, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial in action with Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta – Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) – Chelsea have said they will ban a ‘large group’ of Manchester United supporters who chanted homophobic slurs at Monday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea said a number of supporters were either prevented from entering the stadium, or ejected during the game. Continue Reading »

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Irish film: Vivarium – In Cinemas 27th March

Lorcan Finnegan’s sci-fi thriller, Vivarium, starring The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg and Green Room’s Imogen Poots, and written by Garret Shanley, will open in Irish cinemas on 27th March.

During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Poots) and Tom (Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighbourhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house number 9, with the instructions ‘raise the child and be released’.  Vivarium is as thrillingly provocative as it is wickedly enjoyable, and takes you on a trip into an unforgettable suburban Twilight Zone. Continue Reading »

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Design Pop returns to Cork May 22-24


May 22-24, 2020

Various Locations, Cork City

6 designers X 6 food producers = 6 pop-up pavilions

PLUS exhibitions, talks, workshops and more Continue Reading »

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Russia: Blogger’s HIV docu reaches millions, including Kremlin

Yuri Dud – Image: everipedia.org

(Reuters) – A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia’s HIV epidemic, by a popular blogger, has attracted more than 13 million views in a week, and even drawn praise from the Kremlin.

Some pharmacists have also reported a rush to snap up express HIV tests, after the film, which is just under two hours long, was released on February 11.

There are over a million people in Russia infected with HIV, and the epidemic has been growing among the general population, according to health officials.

But critics have condemned the authorities for adopting what they say are overly conservative social policies that hamper HIV prevention, and for not providing the country’s HIV patients with proper care.

Methadone, which research has shown helps prevent injecting drug-users passing on HIV, is banned in Russia for example.

Viewed 13.4 million times, the new documentary, by blogger Yuri Dud, details the personal histories of people with HIV, the discrimination they face, and informs viewers how not to contract the virus.

Dud, known for his documentaries about controversial issues in Russian society, takes a rapid HIV test on camera himself, using an oral swab, an act which anecdotal evidence shows appears to have been copied by many viewers.

Demand for rapid HIV tests has significantly increased since the film’s release, Anton Buzdalin, who heads a popular online pharmacy, told the Vedomosti daily. He said the tests had sold out in within a few hours of the documentary being released.

“With one video, Dud gave the country and its people more information [than] many lawmakers and politicians”, YouTube user, Maxim Ananyev, wrote in the comments under the documentary.

The film has also drawn official reaction, including a pledge by the head of the country’s Audit Chamber, to review the effectiveness of medical care given to HIV patients.

Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister, who heads the Audit Chamber, wrote on Twitter that Dud had made a much-needed film, and that HIV represented a much greater threat to Russia than the coronavirus epidemic in neighbouring China.

The Kremlin has also tuned in.

“I watched it, it was good,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said this week.

“The main thing is that the relevant (official) bodies are acquainted with it”.

-Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, additional reporting by Alexander Marrow

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Cork Gay Project: Cinderfella

Gay Project are delighted to announce Outstaged Drama Club’s Debut Performance:


With Special Guest Act Drag Queen: 

Summer Paradise!

Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, and Saturday 28th March, from 20.15pm

Gay Project, 4 South Terrace, Cork

Directed by Aidan Browne

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