Author Archives: John 'Preposterous' Ryan

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Ex-Monaghan United manager Roddy Collins

On why it’s more than a game.

Cormac Hargaden writes:

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.

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Lorna writes:

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?

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Turkey9_68128758_12junecopyScenes 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

Previously: Meanwhile, In Ballsbridge

Saturday Night In The Suburbs 

9 shocking photos from Istanbul’s escalating protests (The Week)

(BBC)

Pics: (From top) Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis.

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Ciarán Parnell – Colourway

The first “full-band” release from Dublin singer-songwriter Ciarán about the joys of wearing well-made sneakers.

Finally.

Colourway was released on the Toast Office Compilation 2013 earlier in the year and is available to download for FREE here.

Directed by Sam Fitzpatrick.

Ciaran Parnell (Facebook)