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Gay rugby player Nick McCarthy says team cheered when he came out

Irish rugby player Nick McCarthy has said coming out as gay has been “entirely positive” and says his teammates cheered for him when he told them. The 27-year-old Leinster rugby union player (pictured) has publicly come out in an interview, and revealed he’d previously considered quitting rugby over his sexuality. But McCarthy thanked his coaches …

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Yousef Palani, 22, charged with murdering Grindr hookups

Irish police yesterday charged 22-year-old Yousef Palani with the murders of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee. Palani allegedly killed both men and assaulted another after meeting them through Grindr hookups. The Irish Independent reported a large crowd gathered to watch as police transferred Yousef Palani from the Sligo station to the local courthouse. The Irish …

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Gay bar named ‘Kremlin’ explains why it’s not changing its name

A gay bar in Northern Ireland named Kremlin says it plans to keep its name, as a “middle finger” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The nightclub, located in capital city Belfast, opened in 1999. For over 20 years the popular venue has featured a tongue-in-cheek Soviet theme. The venue features a “red square” dance area, …

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On this day December 5: Bishop Atherton & John Childe hung

Bishop John Atherton and his steward John Childe went to the gallows on this day in 1640. On December 5, six years after he advocated for the enactment of the Buggery Act in Ireland, Atherton became its first victim. John Atherton moved to Ireland in 1630 after attending Oxford. In 1636, became Bishop of Waterford …

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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley bashed in random attack

Bisexual Irish Olympian Jack Woolley will require facial reconstructive surgery after a random attack in Dublin. A stranger assaulted him ‘out of the blue’ early Saturday morning after a night out with a friend. Jack represented Ireland in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics.  The Irish Olympian posted to Instagram to thank people for their support …

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Police arrest five men for cruising in department store sting

Irish police have charged five men with engaging in public sex acts after undercover officers caught them cruising in a department store men’s room in Dublin. A court heard staff at the Marks and Spencer department store in Dublin’s city centre knew the bathroom was a popular gay cruising spot, the Irish Examiner reported. The …

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Track and field star Denis Finnegan comes out as gay

Ten-time Irish national track and field champion Denis Finnegan came out as gay overnight on the podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. He told sports reporter Cyd Zeigler that he drifted towards coming out in recent years. Originally from Ireland, Denis Finnegan now lives in Melbourne. In 2018, he met Cyd Zeigler from Five …

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Ireland’s gay Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigns

Leo Varadkar resigned as Irish Prime Minister this week. Previously, his party, Fine Gael, failed to win a majority in the parliamentary elections held on 8 February. With no other party winning a majority either, Ireland’s parliament remains in a political deadlock. With four candidates for the office of Taoiseach or prime minister, two other …

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Vigils in Northern Ireland for murdered gay journalist Lyra McKee

Vigils have been held across Northern Ireland following the shooting death of gay journalist Lyra McKee, as police search for her killers. The 29-year-old was shot after violence broke out in Londonderry in Northern Ireland on Thursday night. The Police Service of Northern Island attributed the killing to the New Irish Republican Army, a dissident …

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Gay Irish PM Leo Varadkar takes boyfriend to meeting with Mike Pence

Gay Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has delivered a powerful message of anti-discrimination in front of notorious anti-LGBTIQ US Vice President Mike Pence. Varadkar was joined by his partner Matt Barrett for the first time at an annual function at Mike and Karen Pence’s residence to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Irish Taoiseach spoke at …

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