Nialler9’s Gig Of The Week



Thursday July 23: Berkeley Fundraiser @ The Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin  (€25)

Nialler9 writes:

Friends of those left seriously injured in the aftermath of Berkeley have organised a fundraiser featuring Nicky Byrne as MC with the following playing on the night: Jape; Mundy; Daft Funk; Vann Music ; Heroes in Hiding; DJ Deece; King Kong Company DJ Set; I’m Your Vinyl; Dublin; Gospel Choir ; Knights of Leon; Jessica Smith; Kurtis Wade; Columbia Mills; Neon Atlas ; Mongoose ; The Fontaines and Hijackers.

All proceeds go towards the survivors to help pay for aftercare, physio and required alterations to their houses. If you can’t make it you can donate directly here.

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33 thoughts on “Nialler9’s Gig Of The Week

  1. Jonotti

    Nice sentiments but all of their expenses should be covered by their insurance and/or the HSE.

        1. Mani

          The tender jolt of pain he receives when he penetrates a Tescos automated check out machine.

          1. Mikeyfex

            “Approval Needed”

            “Unexpected item in the bagging area”

            “Approval Needed”

            “Approval Needed”

            “Approval Needed”

  2. Jessica Carroll

    These guys are heros. They should be awarded a person of Ireland medal or something by the president.

  3. Fiach

    Even if there is insurance money, compensation from those culpable, or HSE support (ha!), the expenses for the victims and families will mount up long before any of that comes through.
    So fair dues to the organisers, and those performing – looks like an excellent lineup.

    1. Jonotti

      That’s not how it works. In any case what happens if they get a 50k to cover stuff and then get millions from a settlement or insurance. Should they refund the doners?

      1. ahjayzis

        That’s not how decency works.

        People are giving out of solidarity / empathy to help them – it’s not a bridging loan.

        Do you monitor Ethiopian stocks for signs of an uptick so you can get on the blower to Trocaire for your investment back?

      2. The Old Boy

        Certain charitable schemes do exist to assist with the repatriation of those who die abroad in tragic circumstances and they generally operate on a “claw-back” basis – if the money is raised from charitable or insurance sources, they expect to see it back. As this is an ad hoc arrangement, I can’t imagine there would be any such stipulation.

  4. Conor

    Difficult to say…
    Good on the the donors but as above, millions will be given through insurance / settlements. Chances are though that it’ll be a while before that comes through. And I would hope a N-F-P foundation would be set up with any excess cash.

    Reminds of doing my weekly shopping and have extremely rich folk from Dalkey packing my bags so that I give them money for their holistic trip to South Africa to build a few gafs or whatever.
    Despite the fact that they could easily afford to it themselves and then proceed to scald me when I say that I already donate €20 of my €390 a week to UNICEF.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      You need to practice your cat “hssssssss” for those throwing scaldy looks at you.

      Fupp ’em! …and you don’t need to explain yourself. If they feel the need to judge you because you choose not to partake in their voluntary effort, and so what.
      Again, fupp ’em.
      Keep the head high, and ignore ’em…. and if you hear mutterings as you leave, just tell yourself they’re just small minded judgmental idiot people who believe their charity is a must for everyone and they just don’t get the bigger picture…. fair play on the UNICEF bit.

    2. Rowsdower

      Any insurance or legal claim they make will likely take years to settle and probably more years until its fully appealed before a single penny is handed over, of course the lawyers will take the vast majority of any actual amount.

  5. The Old Boy

    It’s difficult to know what is best in these circumstances. Everyone involved feels so helpless and sometimes people feel called to action, any any action, where perhaps it is not the most appropriate in the circumstances.

    A relative of mine died in tragic circumstances some years ago. In the aftermath, a benefit event was arranged for his widow and children. While it was very touching, his family were far from being in need of any financial assistance. In the end, his widow found it dreadfully embarrassing and indeed wrong to accept a sizeable cheque from the organisers. I believe she passed it on to a relevant charity.

    This is in no way meant to denigrate the work of those organising this, but it’s something worth bearing in mind and often not thought about from the outside.

  6. Lordblessusandsaveus

    Insurance will cover their expenses and you can be sure that the court cases to follow will certainly cover them.

    And the media darlings of south Dublin fraternities, Ryan Tubridy and Miriam O’Callaghan will juggle the survivors and parents of the victims to fill their Autumn and Winter schedules as if this is the only tragedy Irish people have experienced in 2015.

    All the homeless, disabled, indebted and perpetually struggling hundreds of thousands of Irish will continue to be ignored because they’re like…. ewww?

    1. Kieran NYC

      Good to know it’s only taken this long for that D4-chip on your shoulder to outweigh any possible empathy for seriously injured (through no fault of their own) young people.

      You and Joe the Lion would do well together. Though he was victim-blaming before it was cool.

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