Sea Fishing Ireland tweetz:

Any Irish/Dublin anglers out there old enough to admit remembering Rose, Lily, and the Alsatian at ABC Mary’s Abbey Dublin 7; ragworm wrapped in Evening Press? Dog’s name?

What in the name of j…


On First Dates Ireland…

Gareth Naughton writes:

Dater Jamie opens up about being “queer-bashed” after coming out at 16 years old. Restaurant manager Jamie (35) tell his date Anthony (30) that he would ask his attackers to hit him harder to make them look stupid and because he refused to let them hurt him in the long run…

First Dates Ireland at 9.30pm on RTÉ 2


Featuring Oscar (top) and Jim (middle).

A solo exhibition by Adam Pomeroy opening on Thursday March 1 (6 -7.30pm), at the Doorway Gallery No. 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2 and running until March 22.

Adam, a England-born, Clare based figurative artist, writes:

…My current work is concerned with minimalist realism, paring down representation to the essential, without sacrificing the integrity of the subject. ‘Nocturne’, is as much about what is not painted, as what is painted.

The subjects here are mere flickers of light, like the perception of ghosts. The intention is that the beholder’s eye will unconsciously supply what cannot be seen, giving the subject a perceived solidity that is illusory. “

In fairness.

Adam Pomeroy at the Doorway Gallery

Thanks Eithne


Junior Minister Jim Daly (left) and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Journalist Ken Foxe writes:

Minister Jim Daly wrote directly to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg about his master plan to link social media accounts to passports (or public services cards) . I’m guessing there was no response as it wasn’t released under FOI.


Ken adds:

Facebook HQ in Ireland did write back to Jim Daly saying his ID verification plan presented “some very difficult privacy and data protection-related issues” & offering a face to face meeting…

Correspondence between government and Facebook on controversial proposal to tie social media accounts to official identification documents (Ken Foxe,

Ken Foxe

Pics: Rollingnews/Getty

A fully restored 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato formerly driven by Formula One World Champion Jim Clark, who pitted it against legendary rival, the Ferrari 250GT at Le Mans, Goodwood and the Paris 1000km between 1961 and 1962*.

A unique piece of racing history, currently accepting bids from prospective buyers. 

(*The Ferraris won every single time, but still.)


Via Gavan Reilly

Catherine Nevin leaves the Four Courts been found guilty of the 1996 murder of her husband Tom Nevin at Jack White’s Inn, County Wicklow

Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin dies aged 67 (RTÉ)


Joe Duffy, on RTE’s Liveline, while speaking with RTE’s Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds, told how he met with Ms Nevin in Dochas Prison in 2016 and how he found her to be a very good librarian.He said:

“I happened to come across her a few years ago, Paul. She was running the library in Dochas, in the women’s prison and I think the librarian contacted me. I had written the book at the time, about the children killed in 1916 and I visited a number of prisons.

“And when I arrived up in Dochas Prison, I was met by Catherine Nevin who was the librarian there, the librarian, and she ran that prison library extraordinarily efficiently.

“She anyway she was extraordinarily powerful in terms of her, her, the other prisoners there, the other women did listen to her.”

“…she had been studying in Maynooth on a drugs project and the paper which she asked me to read, which I did, and it was well argued, well written paper. She was, I know she was, she was a murderer in the eyes of the law and indeed the eyes of Tom Nevin’s family and a lot of other people, she had done the most heinous, participated in organising the most heinous crime…”

At one point Mr Reynolds pointed out that he had been in the prison numerous times over the years and that she never approached him. Mr Reynolds said:

“We never approached her and it’s interesting that she actually approached you, Joe, because she was a very private person, she stayed back and we would never approach any prisoners. Some of them would come up and talk to you, she wouldn’t come up and talk to us anytime we were in the Dochas Centre..”