Topics :: Ireland

Irish Journalist Plays Victim Card on ’Pantigate’ Scandal

By EDGE | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Citing weight loss, insomnia and being ostracized by media colleagues, one of the alleged anti-gay journalists at the center of the "Pantigate" scandal in Ireland is serving up enough w(h)ine to put Napa Valley to shame.

Panti-Monium: Where Pride Meets St. Patrick’s Day

By Alice Farrell | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Drag performer Panti (aka Rory O’Neill) was the "Queen of Queens" marching with Mayor Bill deBlasio earlier this month at the "St. Patrick’s Parade for All" across the East River in Sunnyside, Queens.

Drag Queen’s Speech Fuels Irish Gay Rights Debate

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Ireland’s top drag queen, Miss Panti Bliss, has driven a stiletto heel through this nation’s long-running debate on gay rights. Panti has riled up conservative Catholics and won global admirers in a social media tour de force

Forbes Apologizes for Calling Irish President Gay

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
Financial news publisher Forbes says it’s apologizing to Ireland’s president for inaccurately describing him as gay in an online article.

Irish Chef Guilty of Raping Lesbian

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
An Irish chef has been sentenced to 29 years for raping a lesbian in 2010 after he told her that he was gay.

Belfast Judge: Gay, Unmarried Couples can Adopt

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Thursday Oct 18, 2012
Unmarried and same-sex couples in Northern Ireland should be allowed to adopt children, a Belfast judge ruled Thursday, overturning a 1987 adoption law that discriminated against both groups.

Ireland Calls to LGBT American Singers

Friday Jun 1, 2012
Various Voices, the choral event featuring talent from around the world, has selected Dublin as the host city for 2014’s festival and, as ever, is reaching out to LGBT choirs from around the world.

Irish Catholic Church Probes Porn Slideshow

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Tuesday Apr 3, 2012
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland said Monday it’s investigating how a priest offering a presentation to parents on their children’s upcoming Confessions instead ended up showing them a computer slideshow of gay porn.

Gay Candidate in Irish Presidential Election Concedes Defeat

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Friday Oct 28, 2011
Openly gay candidate David Norris conceded defeat as human rights activist and poet Michael D. Higgins looked on course to be elected Ireland’s president.

Gay Irish Pol Back in Presidential Contention, Wins Nomination

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
An openly gay politician who withdrew from the Irish presidential race due to controversy only to throw his hat into the ring once more has sewn up the support he needs to put his name on the ballot.