Tomorrow’s strike by hospital support staff has been called off to allow for further talks.

SIPTU representatives confirmed this evening that their 24 hour workplace stoppage planned for tomorrow was being deferred pending the outcome of emergency talks at the WorkplaceÉRelations Commission….

Health support staff strike called off to allow for talks at the WRC (RTÉ)


Above from left Janelle Mukiza, Zane Blount Ronan, Jamie Green, Anais Bakala  and Kyle Moloney

Stop that.

This afternoon.

ODEON Charleston, Dublin 2

Cosplaying tykes dressed as this summer’s biggest movie characters as ODEON Cinemas launch their summer season of family films.

To wit:

ODEON Cinemas have brilliant family ticket deals available in all eleven ODEON cinemas nationwide (Dublin (Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Point Square, Stillorgan), Cavan, Limerick, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Waterford).

ODEON’s offers include, Grown Ups Pay Kids’ Prices with the family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children*) and for the older kids in the family ODEON has its teen ticket price, which means the whole family is covered!

We have ONE family pass to give away to a Broadsheet reader!

To enter, Just name the movie characters in the photo above (from left) AND list their Summer 2019 releases.

Lines MUST close with first correct entry.


Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Department of Defence Headquarters, Station Road, Newbridge, County Kildare



Pic: Wikipedia

This afternoon.

Dawson Street and Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Dublin District Branch of the Communist Party tweetz:

Communities Against Low Pay (CALP) place pickets on Dáil Éireann as the #tipsbill is being debated they also paid a visit to the Notorious Ivy Restaurant who continue to refuse to give staff their #Tips #stoptiptheft…


Earlier today.

The Dáil was suspended when Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae claimed Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told a “lie” and that he wasn’t asked to join Government in 2016.

The row took place during a discussion about the tourism VAT rate.

Healy-Rae denies being asked to join Government: ‘I was not asked to dance’ (Marie O’Halloran, The Irish Times)

From top: ‘Benny the Burger ‘with telly’s Brian Dowling and ,from left: Callan Qualter, Rory McCormack and Cathal O’Connor from  Handsome Burger

Tomorrow, as you know, is National Burger Day.

But today sees the results of The Kepak National Burger Day awards.

Via National Burger Day:

Today Callan Qualter, Rory McCormack and Cathal O’Connor from Handsome Burger were announced as winners at the National Burger Day awards ceremony in Dublin.

Galway locals Rory, Callan and Cathal  flipped their way past 500 other burger outlets  to victory as Kepak, the sponsor of National Burger Day, announced that the gourmet burger restaurant, Handsome Burger, is officially home to the best burger in Ireland

National Burger Day

Handsome Burger

Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Behold: the 1990 BMW (E30) M3 Convertible – one of the best (and most sought after) driver cars of its day.

Only 700 were made between 1986 and 1992  and this vehicle is one of only twelve, unequipped with catalytic converters, produced for the Spanish market.

With just three owners, a recent refresh and a new canvas top, the car will be offered at auction this September in very decent and near-original condition.