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Northern Ireland: DUP Confronts Academic Over ‘Gay Suicide’ E-mail

Northern Ireland: DUP Confronts Academic Over ‘Gay Suicide’ E-mail

The DUP have confronted an academic from Queen’s University Belfast, who claimed in an e-mail that the political party may be responsible for Northern Irish LGBT people who have taken their own lives. Jim Wells, a DUP MLA for South Down, confronted Dr Graham Ellison of Queen’s University during a meeting of the Stormont Justice Committee, […]

New Legislation to Provide for Different Family Forms

New Legislation to Provide for Different Family Forms

The General Scheme for a Children and Family Relationships Bill was published today by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD. The Bill aims to recognise the diversity of family life in Ireland and create a legal structure to underpin the different parenting situations of families living in Ireland. “We welcome the publication […]

Sochi: New Zealand Parliament Supports LGBT Community In Russia

Sochi: New Zealand Parliament Supports LGBT Community In Russia

In what they believe is a first for a national parlliament, today New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed a motion, put forward by the Green Party’s Jan Logie,  to support the LGBT community in Russia, together with the athletes about to participate in the games.

Thursday Tunes: Foxes – Let Go For Tonight

Thursday Tunes: Foxes – Let Go For Tonight

EILE’s Thursday Tunes slot this week features Foxes [Louisa Rose Allen] Let Go For Tonight, from the album Glorious. You can download her music, or find out more about Foxes here.

REVIEW: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

REVIEW: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

Frances Winston feels that this movie is entertaining enough, with the best performance being turned in by Kevin Costner Directed by: Kenneth Branagh – Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Mikhail Baryshnikov Hollywood’s latest hottie, Chris Pine, has some very big shoes to fill here as he takes on a role previously […]

Listen: Declan O’Rourke – Sarah

Listen: Declan O’Rourke – Sarah

This beautiful song, Sarah, by Declan O’Rourke, from the album Since Kyabram, is timeless and moving, a real classic. If you’d like to see Declan perform in Dublin, you can catch him at the National Concert Hall, on February 14th. Meantime, enjoy this amazing song, one of many unforgettable tunes from this singer-songwriter. You can download […]

NUJ Protests Nigerian State Governor’s Comments on Homosexuality

NUJ Protests Nigerian State Governor’s Comments on Homosexuality

The National Union of Journalists has written to the Nigerian ambassador to Ireland, protesting at the tone and content of a speech by Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan. At the recent Metro Éireann awards ceremony in Dublin, Dr Uduaghan compared homosexuality to paedophilia. He was replying to a call by Séamus Dooley, Irish […]