News & Current Affairs

Video: ‘Skerryvore’ – Take My Hand

Video: ‘Skerryvore’ – Take My Hand

This morning, in our EILE music slot, we feature the energetic and upbeat Folk Rock/Trad/Funk Scottish band, Skerryvore. Founded in 2005, this is a multi-award-winning Scottish band, whose fantastic trad-rock fusion can be heard in their latest single, Take My Hand. This great track is from their upcoming album, EVO, which is due for release on Monday June 11th! […]

Irish Film MAZE now available to stream on Netflix

Irish Film MAZE now available to stream on Netflix

MAZE is based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland.  As Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards pulling off this feat, he comes into contact with prison warder, Gordon Close (Barry Ward). 

NI: Trans Pride  #Rally4GenderEquality – 2 June at 12.30pm

NI: Trans Pride #Rally4GenderEquality – 2 June at 12.30pm

  Trans Pride NI would like to invite you to a rally for Gender Equality, to be held at Writer’s Square, Donegall Street, Belfast, on 2nd June 2018, from 12.30 to 2.00pm, with post-rally events including films, music, and stalls going on until 5pm. The full details are: #RALLY4GENDEREQUALITY Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 12:30 […]

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognised in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this […]

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

Governors Sign Bills Allowing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Discriminate In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law – until now, writes Ryan Thoreson of Human Rights Watch. Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Jeff Colyer of […]

Stonewall To March At Birmingham Pride 2018

Stonewall To March At Birmingham Pride 2018

Stonewall UK will be marching at Birmingham Pride on 26th May, in Birmingham city centre, and you can march along with them if you’re attending the parade. Date: 26 May 2018 Location: Birmingham City Centre Registration: Free. However, marching does not gain you a Birmingham Pride wristband. To buy wristbands please visit the website. You will be marching alongside Stonewall’s Youth Pride […]

NI: Pro-equal Marriage March Belfast – Saturday 2 June

NI: Pro-equal Marriage March Belfast – Saturday 2 June

Campaigners and Conor McGinn MP call on Government to introduce Equal Marriage Bill for Northern Ireland after Private Member’s Bill blocked in Commons Pro-equal marriage march and rally announced for Belfast – Saturday 2 June, 2018 Conor McGinn MP and campaigners have called on the Government to introduce its own Equal Marriage Bill for Northern Ireland, […]