This afternoon.

The launch of the Glanbia’s new ‘Nutritional Ingredients Plant’ at Belview, Co Kilkenny.

Eamonn writes:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny offers milk to 9-month-old old Saoirse Power from Kilkenny City. Her twin sister Annie is on the left and 14-month-old old Noah Connolly from Kilmeden is on the right.

It’s not a caption competition until you say so.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)


Oh the humanity.

Damn you Captain Birdseye.

Dan writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but I  found what appears to be a school pupil’s project on the Titanic. It was found outside the Ballsbridge Hotel [formerly Jury's Hotel] Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 3.45pm beside the southbound bus stop. I have left it in the reception of the hotel…



Gorse Hill, Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

In the matter of Gorse Hill

Brian O’Donnell this afternoon outlined to the court why he wanted to cross-examine a representative of Bank of Ireland and the receiver. He said facts had been put to the court that are not agreed.

Mr O’Donnell also argued that Bank of Ireland cannot legally take trespass proceedings as it does not have legal possession of the property.

Justice [Brian] McGovern said he will reserve judgment on the request to cross-examine.

Reading from his affidavit, Mr O’Donnell told the court he and his wife have a right of residence in Gorse Hill since October 2000 when it was given to them by Vico Limited that owns the property.

He said senior Bank of Ireland officials knew this.

Mr O’Donnell also alleged documents issued by Bank of Ireland were not properly sealed and witnessed, making them invalid.

He said the bank has got many assets from them already including properties in Oughterard in Galway, two buildings and a car park in Merrion Square and property in London.

The bank has refused to say how much all this was worth, he said, so Mr O’Donnell does not actually know how much he owes the bank.

He also said he and his wife paid back €700m to banks around the world. The only bank they have difficulty with is Bank of Ireland, he said, and for these and other reasons the court should refuse an injunction against Mr O’Donnell and his wife

Justice McGovern will reserve judgment “until an unspecified time and date”.

Judgment reserved in O’Donnell case (RTÉ)

Legal Coffee Drinker On Gorse Hill

Earlier: Meanwhile, In Killiney



Brian O’Donnell arriving back at Gorse Hill this evening.

(Photocall Ireland)




Latest images of the O’Donnell Husky/Malmute.

Did he just stick his tongue out?

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


How was your night?

Miq writes:

I went to see Noel Gallagher last night [at the 3Arena, Dublin]. It was great, as you can expect. Following this, there was much talk about an aftershow party in the Grand Social featuring Noel’s brother Paul and Oasis founding member Bonehead both DJing. I went down and paid €8 to get in.

It was easily one of the worst DJ sets I have ever heard and was attended by many Pretty Green-clad fanboys all staring up to get a glimpse of “a Gallagher”. I’ve been to a few of these aftershow gigs. They all get big publicity (especially on the Internet). Not one ever lived up to expectation.Last night was the final straw.

Interpol aftershow recently featured [Interpol drummer] Sam Fogarino spinning some of the worst music I have ever heard. I didn’t know pretentious metal was a genre. The Paul Weller aftershow had about 5 people watch guitarist Steve Cradock play average songs without actually mixing them together off his laptop. I could go on.

Does anyone else ever go to these “(un)official aftershow DJ sets” only to find they’ve wasted their money on some rubbish?



What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new sitcom created by and starring Will Forte. LOVE Will Forte.

The first two epiodess have just aired in the US, to a rapturous response.

3. The first two episodes were directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, who did The LEGO Movie (2014) and 21 (& 22) Jump Street. They know comedy.

Forte insists that the sequel to MacGruber (2010) is still going to happen.

5. Our favourite Forte character from SNL? It’s gotta be Hamilton.

6. That said, we do love his occasional Tim & Eric bit.

7. We say: Loving the beard.

Broadcast date [Ireland]: TBC