Author Archives: Bodger

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 23.22.12

A homeless person sleeping on the streets of Dublin

RTÉ reports:

New figures show that 468 families became homeless in Dublin last year, including 1,000 children. This amounts to more than one family a day becoming homeless in the capital, nearly double the rate of 2013 when 240 families were affected.”

“90% of them were homeless for the first time. Many are being housed in emergency accommodation such as hotels for long periods due to a critical shortage of affordable housing.

Over 450 families made homeless in Dublin last year (RTÉ)

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland


From left company secretary Michael Doorly, Chairman Leslie Buckley and Chief Financial Officer Eamon O’Kennedy at the Independent News and Media PLC (INM) AGM in Dublin last year

At a meeting this afternoon the group’s employees were told that a ‘centralised news desk’ would be introduced to coordinate content for its daily and Sunday newspapers, as well as its digital titles.

The group’s sports reporters would also be brought together in a ‘hub’, it said, which mirrors a similar system introduced for the group’s political and business reporters in 2013.

Up to 30 jobs will be cut as part of the cost-cutting measures, and employees were told a voluntary redundancy package would be introduced as part of this.

INM announces changes to editorial structure at its newspapers (RTÉ)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


Porcelaine doll.

Or wiry ball of steel?

Paddy C  writes:

just as a counter to all the false indignation at our President being called a ‘Parasite midget’, don’t forget Michael D is no strange to the odd bit of verbiage [above]…

ParasiteRay  adds:

The president has shouted more pitiful epithets [at protests] than most of your ‘shocked’ readers have had lost bikes….



Yesterday: Midgetgate Man Speaks


This time it’s personal.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum writes:

This SUNDAY sees Glasnevin Cemetery Museum mark the 200th Anniversary of Daniel O’Connell & John Norcott d’Esterre‘s duel in which O’Connell fatally wounded d’Esterre. We have a re-enactment of this historic event this Sunday at 2.30pm…Not to be missed!

Glasnevin Trust


This morning

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton try out the Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality Headset in the HQ of ICON which has created a New Global Innovation Hub in Ireland to advance Clinical Development which will create 200 new jobs in Ireland.

It’s not a caption competition until you insist.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)