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Free Sunday afternoon?

Introduce your love to the music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Barry H writes:

Ente the Dark Heart of Valentine’s Day with the music of Nick Cave played by The Van Diemens [Jack Healy and Mark Walsh]….There are songs that have defined our lives through the good times and the bad, you have heard them sheltering at the crossroads of misery and abandon, you have heard them at the altar of ecstasy and elation.

Songs that portray everything from sin, murder, love, death, regret and hope to songs that are simply enjoyed for their time defying melodies and their inexplicable lifting of the soul. When such songs and music are discussed there is one name that is routinely referred to, Nick Cave… and of course The Bad Seeds.


The Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

4pm €8

The Van Diemens

PodcastCover Tunein

From top: Brid Smyth canvassing outside the Dublin Mosque, South Circular Road; William Campbell

The latest Here’s How [current affairs] podcast.

GE16 candidate Brid Smith of People Before Profit talks to William Campbell on election policies and post-election coalitions.

William: “So you are definitely will not support a government including either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael?”

Brid: “Yes, and you can add Labour to that list”


Listen here


Orlaith, from Dublin ad agency, The Public House, writes:

“We’ve found a way to recycle rejected ideas and deliver some client affection at the same. Taking a year’s worth of rejected ideas, sketches and scripts, we’ve carefully created custom bouquets for our clients. While plenty of ideas made it through unscathed this year, it felt like a good use of ideas that didn’t make the cut. Call it sentimental rather than scorned.”

Fair play, in fairness.

The Public House


A catrogram from Hex My TD

Gerard McCarthy writes:

I thought your readers might be interested in my blog – hexmytd – that I have started in the run-up to the election. It uses a cartogram where there is one hexagon per TD so you can display all the results on one map and densely populated regions don’t get squeezed. There were loads of these in the run-up to the UK general election last year but I haven’t seen them for Ireland.

So far I have the 2011 results up but the aim is to start linking poll results with the maps. And of course the final result.

Hex My TD

Earlier: Total Probability