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A daily greeting at Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana between conservationist Valentin Gruener and Sirga – a lioness he rescued as an orphaned cub.

If mawkish thoughts of Christian the lion, inevitably engendered by this video are making you feel uncomfortable, here’s something a little more sobering.



Former Fianna Fail TD, junior minister, deputy whip, Senator, etc. jailed for using false invoices to claim mobile phone expenses.

Ivor Callely jailed for five months for fraudulently claiming expenses (RTE)

Ivor Callelly?


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