Author Archives: Chompsky


Outside the Department of Justice, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin yesterday

Emily Duffy, on behalf of Uplift, a community organisation focused on ‘people powered change’ writes:

[Yesterday] we handed in a petition of over 1,200 signatures to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to call on her to end the direct provision system for the 4,309 asylum seekers in Ireland.

We are supporting the scheme to clear the backlog of those lives stuck in direct provision, and for the Irish government to live up to its responsibility to protect the most basic rights of everyone living on this island.

Previously: Direct Provision Care Packages

Scheme To Clear Asylum Backlog (Irish Refugee Council)



Michael O’Riordan writes:

I know you don’t normally do this – well this may be a first – but a mislaid pair of cute kitten mittens spotted on the 7:30 pm Bus Eireann 120 bus to Edenderry [Co Offaly] last night. Left on the luggage rack upstairs probably missed when the owner got off on an earlier journey.

I alerted  in case they are a treasured pair and likely can be collected from the lost and found in a day or so. I know my little one was devastated when she lost her pair of Dora (don’t ask!) gloves a few years back.



It’s Darling.

Darling – It’s Just One Look

Pete Murphy writes:

Ahead of their show in Dublin’s Sugar Club [Leeson Street, Dublin] this coming Saturday, January 31, Darling [duo Gary Harding and James McGuire] have released the video [ directed by Michael Kelly] for their new single, It’s Just One Look. The track, available to buy from iTunes tomorrow, Friday January 30th, is the title track from their new EP.