Above is a flyer for our debut comedy night in The new Bowery venue 196 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6….Acts include John Colleary, Ruth O’Kelly Hunter, Pauline Shanhan and James Moran. It’s in collaboration with Abner Browns. Free in tonight... We are testing it out!
Sam Mardar (above), bassist with Dublin band Keywest, writes:
The public consultation for the new and very unfair rules the council are potentially imposing on Dublin buskers is over this Friday at midday. We decided to fly back yesterday from our single promo in the UK to help rally the cause with our old Dublin busker friends
We’ve learn’t a lot about what can be done by the public in these situations after working closely with keepstreetslive organisation who saved busking in a lot of cities in Britain.
We don’t busk here in Ireland anymore and haven’t done for a while! but we really don’t want to see Dublin lose its street performance charm! Public consultation is on Friday, you can submit a submission and have your say here.
“The Public Expenditure Minister says the Government will look to ‘relieve’ the ‘torture’ suffered by transgender people when it discusses the Gender Recognition Bill today. The draft legislation has been working its way through both Houses of the Oireachtas. If enacted, it would allow passports and other civil registration documents to recognise a person’s new gender – in the case where someone has chosen to change it.”