Monthly Archives: August 2012


In March1980, Sean Clancy and Sean Walsh converted a conventional car to an electric car from the basement of a house in Moycullen, Co Galway.

Clancy declared: “We think it’s the car of the future.”

The car attracted no investors and the project was abandoned.

This week, Sean Clancy {Walsh has since passed on]  was appointed an ESB Electric-Car Ambassador and will be given the free use of an electric car for a year.

An 18 minute gore-spattered short film in which adorable dogs battle zombies?

A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors in this unauthorized sequel to “Homeward Bound.” Sit. Stay. Play dead…

Oh dear me, yes.

(NSFW: language, gore)


Gortanore, Brighton Road, Foxrock.

Was €31m.

Yours for €5m.

The plans was met by 52 local objections Despite this, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council granted permission to demolish the house and outbuildings and build 37 apartments in three blocks with a gym and conference room, shops and commercial space at street level, and 90 car-parking spaces, 84 of which are at basement level. The apartments, on the edge of Foxrock village, are 1,800-3,000sq ft in size and are designed to have a full-time concierge. A development of apartments with similar aspirations was built close-by by Sean Dunne at Hollybrook, also on Brighton Road. Industry sources suggest the existing plans are unbuildable in the current climate, and that the permission will, in any event, presumably expire next year.


Top price Celtic Tiger Residence Comes Onto The Market With 85% Discount (NamaWineLake)


This weekend.

Stuff the Picnic.

Anne Phelan writes:

Is there any chance you could give a mention to Phizzfest – brilliant community arts festival lighting up Phibsborough and the northside, with music, theatre, visual arts, kids’ events, community day, local history, events on the Royal canal, all packed in between September 1st and 9th (but which actually kicked off yesterday with a John Murray walk along the canal). It’s all run by a team of amazingly committed volunteers. lots of the events at Phizzfest are free, and the one you have to pay for are really good value.