Scott De Buitléir

Freelance journalist, columnist, travel writer, and Founder of EILE Magazine

After a few years working in marketing, I've made a recent return to freelance journalism and column writing. I write about cultural and social issues, travel, current affairs and foreign affairs, with a particular interest in Nordic/Scandinavian events.

I've recently published a non-fiction book, The Irish Outlander, which explores the meaning of home to the Irish abroad. In April 2013, I launched EILE Magazine, an online publication for the LGBT community in Ireland. I worked for various media organizations in Ireland and the UK, including RTÉ Radio, BBC Northern Ireland and Gaelscéal. I've also written for other publications in Ireland, the UK, Denmark and the United States.

Ireland

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Tuairisc.ie

Ba chuma le muintir na Graonlainne neamhspleáchas a bhaint amach, ach na fadhbanna móra atá acu a...

Is cosúil go mba mhaith le muintir na Graonlainne go mbeidís iomlán neamhspleách ón Danmhairg am éigin amach anseo, ach ní cosúil go bhfuil saoirse ó choróin na Danmhairge ar...

Tuairisc.ie

An bhfuil dearmad á dhéanamh ag na meáin ar an domhan mór?

'Tá na meáin anseo ag éirí leisciúil; ag díriú isteach orthu féin, agus dearmad á dhéanamh acu ar an domhan mór. Tá níos lú tuairisceoirí thar lear acu. Seachas scéalta móra ar...

TheJournal.ie

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

The Irish Times

Speaking Irish in England brings me home

For many Irish people abroad, a familiar face or accent can be a major comfort. When I hear an Irish accent here in England, there's a certain comfort in its familiarity, and I...

The Huffington Post US

Male Rape: The Resilient Taboo

Peter* is sitting down in an empty university classroom on a sunny afternoon. Although he starts off describing what happened to him in a very matter-of-fact tone, his words...

RADAR (Scott De Buitléir)

Podcast: Interview with Brian Merriman

HuffPost UK

The UUP: Ulster's Unexpected Progressives?

Whenever a political party's annual conference takes place, one can look forward to nothing but speeches, applause at regular intervals, speeches, workshops, goody bags filled...

The Huffington Post UK

Sectarian Marches or Musicians Under Siege?

Jason Burke is the captain of his music band which practices on the Newtownards Road in east Belfast. He's been involved with the band for almost seven years, and is something...

HuffPost UK

The Crooked Mouth: Gregory Campbell and the DUP's Outdated War on Irish

You have to hand it to the DUP's Gregory Campbell; he certainly lives up to his own Gaelic surname: Caimbeul, [a] Crooked Mouth. When he first uttered the words "Curry my...

HuffPost UK

That Time a Homeless Guy's Death Was Noticed By An Entire Nation

Let's set the scene: A homeless man is sitting by the side of a busy street. Crowds of people constantly pass him by. A small amount of people - few and far between - may throw...

Meon Eile

Ról an Bhróid

Dá suífeá síos in aon chaifé ar Botanic Avenue, seans go mbeadh beirt leaids amach faoi choinne. Ní eisceacht é beagán rómáns idir bheirt fhear nó bheirt bhean a fheiceáil sa...

NÓS

Kool København

Tagann an logainm København ó Købemændshavn - Cuan na gCeannaitheoirí - agus ba é sin go díreach céard a bhí i gceist leis an gcathair álainn seo - margadh iontach d'éinne ag...

NÓS

Réalta Réicivíc

Caitheann Scott De Buitléir súil ar cheann de na forbairtí ailtireachta is suntasaí san Eoraip, Harpa, ceoláras álainn na hÍoslainne. Is féidir le ceol daoine a bhailiú le...

Meon Eile

Oscar Pistorius agus an dráma réaltachta

Ach le teacht ré seo na réalteachta, tháinig doiléiriú ar an líne idir céard is bréagach ann agus céard is fíor ann ar ár scáileáin, agus is cosúil anois nach dtuigeann muid an...