From top: Katy French’s sister Jill (right) and her mother Janet arrive at Trim Courthouse for the inquest into the model’s death this morning; Keiron Ducie (above) and Ann Corocran, who were with Ms French at the time of her death
I know sport is rarely your bag but we have a football series with a difference running on Setanta Ireland at the moment called Return Of The Rod Squad.
Next Monday night at 10pm the fourth and final episode airs – and among other things, it gearshifts from comedy to tragedy as one of Ireland’s most colourful and toughest men sees his club go bust and his players left without a job.
.Some lighter clips from the programme and full episodes of the original IFTA winning prequel The Rod Squad here.
On my cycle to work this morning, I passed a set of car keys on the ground at Leesons St Upper [Dublin]. Figuring a fellow cyclist has lost them, I went back to pick them up. I’m now trying to see if I can locate the owner! They’re for a Peugeot and have the owner’s bike lock key & house key on it! Can you ask your broadsheet viewers if they’ve lost their keys this morning?
Scenes from the last 12 hours. After two weeks of protest in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, riot police used tear gas and water cannons to move thousands of anti-government protesters from the square. The BBC report an uneasy calm in the city today
Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain on a 36-hour visit to Dublin for the Travel Channel show The Layover, taking in from top: Matt the Tresher, Pembroke Street, Dublin; Slattery’s, Grand Canal Street, Dublin, Bite Bear, South William Street, Dublin (with proprietor, hipstaurateur Joe Macken); The Gravedigger’s pub, Glasnevin and at Roma II chipper, Wexford Street, Dublin (also with Macken, second left).