ireland Articles

Palace Theatre Manchester celebrates 25 years of Lord of the Dance

Palace Theatre Manchester celebrates 25 years of Lord of the Dance

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is coming to the Palace Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary world tour
Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Does Sinn Fein’s recent electoral victory secure the possibility of reunification for Ireland?
Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up black and Irish is an unspoken struggle at times – yet being Irish goes beyond race
Belfast: A love letter to childhood innocence

Belfast: A love letter to childhood innocence

Belfast, an autobiographical story of Kenneth Branagh’s childhood, is an irresistibly charming and heart-warming crowd-pleaser.
Five drinks to celebrate a lockdown St Patricks Day

Five drinks to celebrate a lockdown St Patricks Day

Not sure what to drink on St. Patricks Day? We’ve got you covered!
Review: Normal People

Review: Normal People

The BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ has recently burst on to our screens and gifted the nation with the perfect escape from the monotony of lockdown
Review: Calm with Horses

Review: Calm with Horses

Calm with Horses blends a gripping underworld story with a personal drama to create universal moral dilemmas, writes Michal Wasilewski.
Hockey Olympic qualifiers: a dramatic end to proceedings

Hockey Olympic qualifiers: a dramatic end to proceedings

Following the eventful qualifiers faced by Team GB and Team Ireland, Tom Reynolds has a look at how things turned out
Japan shock Ireland in the Rugby World Cup

Japan shock Ireland in the Rugby World Cup

The Cherry Blossoms look set to reach their first knockout stage ever, with a shock win over favourites, Ireland
Preview: Rugby World Cup 2019

Preview: Rugby World Cup 2019

Iwan Hopkins provides a preview to the most highly anticipated event of this year’s sporting calendar
Six Nations: Round 5 Preview

Six Nations: Round 5 Preview

Arun Vaid previews the final round of the Six Nations which outlines the final matches and potential outcomes at the end of this Championship
Six Nations round-up: England triumph over Ireland

Six Nations round-up: England triumph over Ireland

Wales, England, and Scotland all tasted victory on the opening weekend
Review: ‘Repeal the 8th’

Review: ‘Repeal the 8th’

The Manchester Literature Festival hosted a discussion on the historic repeal of the Eight Amendment that happened in May last year.

The Resurgence of the Northern Hemisphere?

With Ireland’s excellent win over New Zealand, will the autumn internationals signal a turning in the tide of international rugby?

Are FIFA right to ban the Home Nations from wearing the Poppy?

FIFA have banned England and Scotland from wearing the poppy in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier this Armistice Day, but both teams are planning to ignore it

Get Involved: University of Manchester Gaelic Athletic Club

Here’s your chance to hear more about the Irish tradition of Gaelic football, and how you can get involved with it at university

Six Nations so far: National rivalry overshadows a lack of quality

As we head into the final 2 weeks of the 6 nations, Toby Webb reflects on the tournament so far.

The Story So Far: Six Nations

With the opening rounds of the Six Nations done and dusted, the teams have an opportunity to rest, regroup, and set eyes to the task ahead

Historical hangovers threaten Northern Ireland’s peace

Northern Ireland’s power sharing agreement has been rocked by allegations of paramilitary activity following the murders of two ex-IRA men

Celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney

Elizabeth Mitchell pays tribute to the great Irish poet

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