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A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its Supreme Court appeal against a ruling the €1.46 million annual rent for Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street must be allowed fall to reflect market rates. The end result of the various provisions of the lease was an “upwards only” review effect notwithstanding it was not expressed in those terms.

Supreme Court rules Bewley’s must pay €1.46m rent (Irish Times)

Judgment here

Meanwhile, back in February:

The Government was defeated in the Seanad yesterday in a vote on a Private Members’ Bill to end upward-only rent reviews. The Independents who voted against the Government included five of the Taoiseach’s nominees: Fiach Mac Conghail, Marie-Louise O’Donnell, Mary Ann O’Brien, Jillian van Turnhout and Katherine Zappone.

Government defeated in Seanad vote on upward-only rent reviews (Irish Times, February)


Dublin Airport this morning.

Paula Geraghty tweetz:

Large numbers of AerLingus Cabin Crew on strike at Dublin Airport. management want to impose anti-women working t&cs


“Allegations by IMPACT representatives about unworkable rosters for Aer Lingus cabin crew are extremely misleading and bear no resemblance to the company’s actual rosters. Aer Lingus cabin crew enjoy very favourable conditions of employment in the airline sector, and this extends to the rosters they work. Aer Lingus cabin crew already have between 26 and 31 days annual leave, but the IMPACT Union is seeking the equivalent of an additional 32 paid days off for cabin crew, which is clearly unacceptable.”

Aer Lingus statement this morning..

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Thanks Paula Geraghty


“This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.”

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (The Onion)


Borussia Dortmund’s rather brilliant anti-Nazi promo. To wit:

We at BVB make our position unequivocally clear. We will not tolerate any far-right disposition in our stadium. Intimidation and discrimination have no place at our ground. Should anyone have the misguided belief that they can misuse our sport and Borussia Dortmund to spread their inhumane propaganda, then they should be in no doubt: The schwarzgelb family will stand firm against them! It is the only way we can rid our stadia of such attitudes. Nazis and football do not go together!



[Joan Burton, deputy leader of the Labour Party and Eamon Gilmore, former leader]

“They knew very well that they were destroying the Labour Party and with it the honourable social democratic tradition it represented. They decided to do it anyway.”

“…It has taken just three years for Sinn Féin to turn the logic of what Labour did in 2011 into stark electoral numbers. They are quite staggering: in 2011, Labour’s vote was twice Sinn Féin’s. In 2014, Sinn Féin’s was nearly three times Labour’s…”

From tragedy to farce: Labour’s big mistakes in 1918 and 2011 (Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times)