The excellent Meet Your Maker podcast meet Sesame Street writer Ed Valentine (top right).

Host Liam Geraghty writes:

I met with kids TV writer Ed Valentine to chat about how he got to Sesame Street, the challenges of writing for Muppets and where he keeps his THREE Emmys!

As Ed sez on the podcast:

“The Street is, in its own way, a very real place. It was the first integrated neighborhood I lived in. The inter-play of humans and Muppets thought me more than the reading and writing.”

Meet Your Maker

This morning.

The Dublin Platform for Front Line Defenders conference.

A picture of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is screened at the opening of the Dublin Platform,  a biennial event held to highlight the work of human rights activists and journalists around the world.

Ms Caruana, an anti corruption blogger, died yesterday after a bomb exploded in her car in Malta. She had been investigating matters relating to the Panama papers before her murder.

Dublin Platform for Front Line Defenders

Searching questions on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder (Times of Malta)

Pic via Matthew Ponsford

Last night.

Capuchin Day Centre, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Anthony Flynn from Inner City helping Homeless, writes;

Our 24 hour contingency plan has just ended. What a serious operation put in place all by volunteers.

Big thank you to Brother Kevin and all the staff at the Capuchin Day Centre, Christy Burke, Lifeline Ambulance Service for providing medical support, Damien Farrell and his crew and of course all the dedicated volunteers from Inner City Helping Homeless.

103 homeless individuals were accommodated in total and many more were sheltered through the day with over 700 people fed. Trojan effort from all involved. Serious intervention from the voluntary sector.

Inner City Helping Homeless