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Dawn – one of Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary’s six resident foxes – cannot be returned to the wild. Having been abandoned as a cub, she spent her early life at a dog sanctuary before being transferred to her current home and would would be unable to fend for herself.

In all likelihood she will spend the rest of her life wagging her adorable tail, making mind-curdlingly cute noises and being loved to bits by teh hoomins.

A hard ‘oul station, to be sure.



In the Seanad this morning.

Fianna Fail Senator Averil Power on the RTE apology and payment to members of the Iona Institute over comments made by Rory O’Neill, Miss Panti on the Saturday Night Show.

Tis on.




Fianna Fail Senator Jim Walsh defends the Iona Institute and tastefully introduces the death of Tom O’Gorman into the proceedings.


Dee Reddy writes:

“The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicising the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.” This seems to be working for Panti so I’ve created this little meme to encourage people to show their continued support. If we all continue to talk about this issue then it won’t go away.”


Rudrumun Gopal (21), a student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), twice attacked his girlfriend of four months, leaving her with bruises and marks “consistent with being punched, kicked, bitten and grabbed”

[Defence barrister Justin McQuade] “He was utterly infatuated with this young lady, he thought he had met the woman of his dreams…” He became “slightly controlling and his frustrations spilled out”.
The judge [Justice Hugh O'Donnell at Dublin District Court]  ordered €5,000 to be contributed to both the Simon Community and Women’s Aid.

He struck the case out and said the money had to be paid by the end of the week.

Doctor pays €10k to avoid conviction for attacks on girlfriend (Andrew Phelan,


[Leo Varadkar during the Hell and Back event in Wicklow last year]


Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said the €50 million “seems extraordinary” and more detail was needed.

Irish Water Faces Criticism Over 50 Million Spend (irish Times, Saturday)


Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has backed Irish Water, commenting that “in time” people will see the benefits of the new authority.

Varadkar: People Will See Benefits Of Irish Water (Irish Times, today)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)