“With cash on deposit earning so little due to record low interest rates, and a boost in Dublin prices offering homeowners based in the capital a comforting rise in equity in their principal homes, it seems that more people are taking the plunge…”


Is now the time to buy a holiday home? (Fiona Reddan, Irish Times)

Related: For Those Who Shouted Stop He Salutes You

Thanks Reegore


Sheeran where would you get it?

Niall writes:

“Ed Sheeran played an unannounced 2 hour show at the Ruby Sessions on Wednesday. The Ruby Sessions is an acoustic club held weekly every Tuesday night in the intimate setting of Doyle’s of College Street, Dublin for over 15 years. Other acts who have performed include Paulo Nutini, Mumford & Sons, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, and Kodaline. Profits in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.”

Pic by Dara Munnis via Teddysphoto


Kinvara, Co Galway.

Ultan Monahan writes:

“Thanks for publishing the news that Kinvara has decided to boycott Israeli goods. I’ve seen lots of comments of support for this decision, and it makes me proud of my home town. If people want to support the traders of Kinvara, then they can come to our traditional boat festival Cruinniú na mBád (The Gathering Of The Boats) from August 8-10.

Cruinniú na mBad (Facebook)

Previously: Kinvara Responds


Panti Bliss: The Queen of Ireland

A crowd funded documentary – directed by Conor Horgan and produced by B!inder Films – on the fabulous life and turbulent times of Miss Panti, Rory O’Neill.

B!inder write:

We have set a goal of €50,000 to make this film. This will allow us to continue filming with Rory / Panti over the next few months, as well as allowing us to edit, research, get rights to use archive, music, and everything else we need to make the film.  We plan to raise matching funds, so YOUR contributions will help us make this the best film possible. You cannot underestimate the impact YOU can have on the future and the success of The Queen of Ireland.

 Panti Bliss: The Queen of ireland (Indiegogo)

Thanks Michael le Cool



Patrick Corrigan writes:

“While you’re waiting for the film of Panti’s life… here’s 3 minutes of her visit to Belfast to deliver ‘Panti versus Homophobia’ the Amnesty International Belfast Pride Annual Lecture. Belfast Pride parade - Ireland’s largest - takes place tomorrow in the city…”

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Clarke’s of Dublin.

Further to its successful Broadsheet debut.

Suzanne Clarke writes:

“I have a full range of Clarke’s Of Dublin soap to giveaway. First to answer correctly: Why is Clarkes of Dublin handmade soap better for your skin and the planet. A. After saponification and curing glycerine is left in the soap that moisturises your skin B. because it’s handmade in Dublin C. Because we don’t use palm oil instead we use moisturising olive oil…”


Clarkes of Dublin

Irish made stuff to marked ‘Irish Made Stuff’. No fee.