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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth Twenty FIVE euros to spend at any of the many Golden Discs branches nationwide to a reader.

All we ask is a tune we can play on Monday.

This week’s theme: Blubbing

What song in the contemporary music canon has the power to move you to tears?

A well known or obscure favourite that both grooves your soul while reducing you to a wobbly, lachrymose mess.

To enter, please complete this sentence.

“While not often found crying, I have been literally moved to tears listening to____________________because__________________________’

Lines MUST close at 2.45pm MIDNIGHT!!

Golden Discs

Did you stay up?

Thank you to, clockwise from top left: Olga Cronin, celebrity accountant Vanessa Foran, ‘Preposterous‘, Neil Curran, Conor O’Neil and Luke Brennan, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

The show, produced by Neil, can be viewed in its entirety above.

A packed show that included Olga on Disclosures tribunal and Vanessa on the British Royal visit, was dominated by the middle east as Conor discussed Senator Frances Black’s bill to boycott goods from settlement territories and the plan to get it it through both houses of the Oireachtas.

Our ‘at a glance’ guide.

3:35 – De Entertainment Part 1
6:22 – A shot of Porto with Luke
15:45 – De Entertainment Part 2
32:24 – Post-Disclosures thoughts with Olga
36:50 – Conor on boycotting illegal settlements (includes strange ‘knocking’ noise)
1:25:10 – The mystery of the ‘knocking noise’ uncovered
1:25:00 – Overwelcoming the British Royals
1:33:53 – De Papers
2:00:48 – Thai ti

Clusters of ‘f-bombs’ throughout.


Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

Staying in?

Broadsheet on the Telly returns tonight at 10pm streaming LIVE above and on our YouTube channel.

Join old pals, surprise guests and domestic pets for a couple of hours of quality ‘natter’ and brazen ‘chit-chat’.

Matters grappled will include: Brexit, Irish Water, curtsying to British Royalty, more INM hackery, and further Disclosures Tribunal loose ends and shenanigans with Olga.

PLUS  join the show’s increasingly crowded ‘mosh-pit’ where feats of real-time verbal crowd surfing are performed in an intimate, sweat-drenched setting.

Some bollicky swearing.


Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

The Dictionary of Hiberno-English (1998)

 The Dictionary of Hiberno-English by Terence Patrick Dolan.

First published: 1998 by Gill and MacMillan. Currently out of stock but available second-hand on Amazon and eBay

Closen by: Sarah K.

Why?: “Owing to its legitimising and honouring of the Irish use of English and recognition and promotion by the author [a UCD professor of Middle English] of Dublinese as a dialect rather than us just ‘not knowing how to speak proper’. It’s also a record of the Irish words in use today that are intertwined with our use of English. With the constant erosion of local words and phrases this book presents an archive of our unique dialect and tongue.”

How is it significant? “The language of our every-day is recognised and not seen as something less than that of our English neighbours. It shows how we have taken an inherited tongue and made it our own. The dictionary presents a fascinating etymology of words and can be treated as a living document that will evolve and grow as our demographic and language evolves and grows.”

Who would like this? “Anyone who is new to living in Ireland and has no clue what people are talking about. Helps them not feel like a right gobshite when having the craic down the pub.”

‘Great-Irish Non-Fiction’ is a reading list of books chosen by YOU and highlighted over the coming weeks. If you would like to include a favourite please leave your suggestion below.

Previously: Great irish Non-Fiction