This afternoon’s Evening Echo.

Councillor Deirdre Forde (Fine Gael) claims “non indigenous” are more likely to get a council home and thinks Cork County Council’s housing allocation policy is sending a message to mothers — “have as many children as you can if you want to get a council house.”



Croke Park, Dublin this morning.

The launch of Eirtakon, Ireland’s largest anime convention [November 21-23] celebrating its tenth year.

Organised by the Anime and Manga society of DCU, Eirtakon brings together the world of anime, manga and Japanese culture to the heart of official Ireland.


Bottom pic from left: Amy King (Haru from Stubio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns), Vicky Heartilly (Simca from Air Gear), John Kennedy (Maleficent), Jaydeen Creighton (Mayuyu from AKB0048) and Zara O’Leary (Alice from Tales of Symphonia 2).


(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

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Former paying inmates of Richmond District Lunatic Asylum (top), subsequently the Central Mental Hospital, Grangegorman, now Dublin Institute of Technology.

Ditto writes:

“Following on from your post (link below) about the fresh hell that is the new Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] campus, Broadsheet readers with an interest in history might like to know that the Grangegorman site has been home to lunacy since 1815, when the Richmond District Asylum (later the Central Mental Hospital) was first built on this location. Websurfing on my mobile phone (the broadband here being somewhat patchy as yet!) I found some photos of its inmates, their driven-to-the-brink-of-dementia expressions of bemused tolerance looking oddly familiar.., And now I must go and track down the location of the padded cells…”

Previously: Was It For DIT?

Pics via: Beyond the ‘lunatic poor’: Class and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Royal College of Physicians blog)


Right so.

Government orders review into Irish Water (BreakingNews.ie)

Previously: John’s Tyranny

Contains Impurities

“I Have Every Confidence In Him”

Incinerating Poolbeg



Grangemore Lawns, Donaghmede, Dublin this morning.

Via Rtenonews