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Kick his Viking head in!

Scenes from St Anne’s Park, Raheny

Via Dublin City Council:

And they’re off! Battle of Clontarf Viking re-enactment – live in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin

Update: 40,000 people attended the first day of the Battle of Clontarf festival, according to organisers.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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Barry Gibbons writes:

“Some images from today’s Viking re-enactment in Clontarf. Including female Viking puffing on electronic cig… more here.”

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Sandymount Strand, Dublin earlier.

Thanks Carole (@IrPsych)

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Dun Laoghaire East Pier this afternoon.

Thanks Mark

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Aoife writes:

“Coming down from Mt Brandon, Cloghane/Brandon, Co.Kerry today…”

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Susan Doyle writes:

“Dusty the dolphin at Inis Shear harbour [Aran Islands] this afternoon..”

View of Spiddal Pier

Spiddall, Co Galway this afternoon.

Thanks John Gallen

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Bray, Co Wicklow tonight [Saturday]

Thanks Aaron

Screen Shot 2014-04-19 at 02.31.16[Editor of the Irish Times - Kevin O'Sullivan]

Sometimes, however, things fly in under the editorial radar. Martyn Turner’s cartoon [above] on Wednesday is a case in point. In making a legitimate argument about the debate over priestly responsibility for reporting child abuse and the concerns for the seal of the confessional, Turner also took an unfortunate and unjustified sideswipe at all priests, suggesting that none of them can be trusted with children. This has, unsurprisingly, caused considerable offence and we regret and apologise for the hurt caused by the cartoon whose use in that form, we acknowledge, reflected a regrettable editorial lapse.

An editorial lapse (Irish Times)

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Previously: Too Toon?

Bless Me Father

Pic: YouTube

Thanks Allan