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WATCH: Ryan Dolan – Start Again

Former Eurovision contestant, Ryan Dolan, has released his latest single, Start Again, which features an anti-bullying story in its music video. The Strabane-based singer/songwriter, who represented Ireland in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, came out as gay earlier this month. Speaking to RTÉ Radio, Dolan explained that he contemplated taking his own life […]

‘Los Wild Ones’ Wins JDIFF Audience Award 2014

‘Los Wild Ones’ Wins JDIFF Audience Award 2014

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014, which concluded last Sunday night, has revealed the winner of the Audience Award from the 2014 festival. The winner of the award has been announced as Los Wild Ones, an Irish co-production, which screened to a rapturous response from a sold-out audience at the festival during the week. 

WIN: Tickets to ‘Angel’ @ Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

WIN: Tickets to ‘Angel’ @ Theatre Upstairs, Dublin

EILE Magazine is delighted to offer two tickets to see Angel, running this week in Theatre Upstairs, above Lanigan’s Bar in Dublin. Angel tells the story of Daniel Hunt, an articulate and intelligent man who is something of a loner. He would be completely incapable of carrying out revenge on those he blames for the loss of his […]

Arizona Governor Vetoes Discriminatory Bill

Arizona Governor Vetoes Discriminatory Bill

The Governor of Arizona has vetoed a highly controversial bill, passed by the State legislature, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBT people for religious reasons. Governor Jan Brewer held a press conference at 5:45pm local time yesterday evening (12.45am Irish time) where she announced and explained her decision on whether or […]

Ugandan Minister: Healthcare For All Despite Anti-Gay Law

Ugandan Minister: Healthcare For All Despite Anti-Gay Law

The Ugandan health minister, Dr Rugunda, has stated that everyone, gay or straight, will have full access to medical treatment, in spite of the recent anti-homosexuality bill. Dr Rugunda told the BBC  that homosexuals will not be discriminated against when seeking medical treatment. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed in December, and aid charities are beginning to warn that […]

Comment: We Can’t Be Complacent About Uganda

Comment: We Can’t Be Complacent About Uganda

Scott De Buitléir writes about what can be done for the Ugandan LGBT community from Ireland, and why they already have some strong support in other countries “Ah, sure it’s terrible, isn’t it?” That’s an obvious, but realistic, generalisation of how your Joe Soap may respond to you, if you were to talk to him […]

Limerick City Council Votes To Support Equal Marriage

Limerick City Council Votes To Support Equal Marriage

Limerick City Council joined other local Irish authorities – north and south of the border – in passing a motion yesterday to support marriage equality in Ireland, ahead of the referendum on this issue in 2015. The motion to officially support same-sex marriage was tabled by Councillor Maurice Quinlivan of Sinn Féin, and was supported by […]