Yes, please.

Colm, from The Comedy Crunch in The Stag’s Head [Dame Court, Dublin 2], writes:

We’re announcing today a free comedy festival on April 8 in association with Franciscan Well brewery.

Acts include Colm O’Regan, John Colleary, Edwin Sammon and more.

It’s all free and above board with no hidden agenda I swear! We’re also having a launch party on Wednesday, March 28. All welcome.


A 1957 BMW 507 (one of the company’s most beautiful loss-makers) owned and driven exclusively, until his death in March 2017, by the legendary British racing driver John Surtees.

Currently being auctioned by Surtees’ estate for between €2,300,000 and €2,500,000.


This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

Sensible tyke Edward Breen runs away from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while Luke O’Donnell and chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society Averil Power stay to help launch Daffodil Day on Friday. March 23.

Endless funny socks.

Good times.

Daffodil Day


What you may need to know

1. “First look” at yet another Netflix sci-fi effort, this time based on a novella by George R.R. Martin, him who gave us Game of Thrones.

2. Of all places, Nightflyers is currently filming at Troy Studios in Limerick. Great get, guys.

It stars Boardwalk Empire‘s Gretchen Mol, and Irish talent in the shape of Eoin Macken and prolific character actor extraordinaire Brían F. O’Byrne.

4. Nightflyers was previously adapted into a 1987 film that it looks as if nobody saw.

No release date is set, but Netflix will screen the series everywhere outside the USA when it debuts, presumably later this year.


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany yesterday

Varadkar said that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” and that he’s reassured by the depth of support from Germany, the EU’s most populous country.

Ireland can rely on us,” Merkel said.

In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk was upbeat about over all progress on Brexit before chairing a two-day summit starting Thursday.

“We have achieved success” on defending the rights of citizens hit hardest by Britain’s departure and the divorce bill that May’s government must pay, Tusk wrote in an invitation letter to the leaders.

He said that May has accepted the idea of “full regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland if there is no other possibility to avoid a hard border. This bodes well for the rest of the negotiations.”

Germany reassures Ireland over Brexit border impasse (Washington Post)

An animated promo for the book of the same name by Carlo Rovelli, animated by Justin Botcherby. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.