Monthly Archives: April 2012

Labour Councillor Richard Humphreys with former Labour minister Mervyn Taylor tonight.

Just do not mention this.

Shalom.

Richard Humphreys (Facebook)

Pádraig O’Shea.

Founder, patron and manager of St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

inadvertently named and (perhaps even) shamed on RTE R1’s Liveline this afternoon

Leave him alone.

He’s doing God’s work.

From Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan’s report:

Teenage Girl Refused Place At School Following Pregnancy (RTE)

 

Caps lock.

Printers, Paul Power (top left) and Ciaran Russell, of TPI printers in Fonthill Road, Dublin, this afternoon with Sinn Fein’s anti-fiscal treaty posters.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

Yikes.

A literally bone-chilling, get-behind-the-couch image sent in by Terry Rickard of the newly-opened Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Dublin, getting anointed by Dr John Charles McQuaid and friends.


An old man goes on a blistering lightsaber rampage when no-one seems willing to offer him a seat on the subway. The influence of the Dark Side is evident. Directed by Sean Soong.

You will give up your seat if an elderly person needs it, won’t you?

obviouswinner

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOFdvR_RqgI&feature=colike

With ‘The Road’.

Another slice of decent Irish rap.

Directed by Ger Walsh.

Previously: The Elements: Free To Download

Thanks DJ NdLZ

Is it easier for a crime boss to be buried next to the popes than it is for a camel to get through the eye of a needle.

Considerably.

The Vatican is facing a deepening controversy over the burial 22 years ago of a notorious crime boss [Enrico De Pedis,’godfather’ of Rome’s notorious Magliana gang], with reports emerging that the church accepted a one billion lire (£407,000) payment from the mobster’s widow to allow his interment in a basilica.

 

Best quote?

The then vicar-general of Rome, Cardinal Ugo Poletti, “in the face of such a conspicuous sum, gave his blessing”

 

And that’s not all.

There also may be a murdered girl’s body in the crypt.

Vatican ‘Accepted One Billion Lire’ To Bury Crime Boss In Basilica Next To Former Popes (The Independent)