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From left: (Back row) Rory O Neill, Tomas (Tomi) Reichental, Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Fr Peter McVerry, (Front row. from left) Senator David Norris, University Chancellor Mary Robinson and Graca Machel.


RTÉ reports:

Gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, also known as Panti Bliss, has received an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin this afternoon.

Mr O’Neill received the doctorate from the university, along with fellow campaigner Senator David Norris.

Other notable recipients honoured today included the Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental., Nelson Mandela’s widow and politician Graca Machel as well as campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry.

How many honorary degrees does a man need?

*stares quizzically toward Norris*

Panti Bliss among honorary degrees awarded at TCD (RTE)

Honorary degrees (Trinity College Dublin)

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Barry writes:

I just wondering if ye wouldn’t mind giving me a small plug. when i got married last year i made the table plan out of the facades of pubs from where we come from. Afterwards i decided to make a Dingle [Co Kerry] version which i’ve been selling on etsy [link below]. it’d be great if you could plug it for me for Christmas :)

Dang’ hipsters.


Dingle Pubs

Irish made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish-made stocking fillers’. No fee.

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Ireland’s Rising.

Anne-Louise Foley writes:

“Ireland’s Rising is a new four-part documentary series, on RTÉ One, starting on Sunday at 8.30pm, in which well-known personalities travel back to their homesteads to discover what connection their chosen county has with the events of 1916. This Sunday, children in Wexford remember their 1916 ancestors, 100 years on.”



Rayna Connery writes:

“We’ll be screening the first promo for our new five-part 1916 drama Rebellion – starring Charlie Murphy, Brian Gleeson, Ruth Bradley, Michelle Fairley, Ian McElhinney, Barry Ward and Sarah Greene – tonight during the Late Late Toy Show and thought your readers might like a sneak peek on this rainy Friday afternoon. It will be screened in 2016.”

Ireland’s Rising (RTÉ)


Like sports?

Love annuals?

Read on.

Ciaran writes:

The Second Captains Sports Annual, Volume 1 is the book you’ve been waiting for your entire life. Well, your entire life since you stopped reading sports annuals as a child.

A co-production between Second Captains and Sweatshop, there’s more feature writing and bad language than your old Shoot! used to contain but expect all the things that made those annuals the very last word in school-ground literary chic.

Printed and produced in Ireland and featuring design from Trevor Finnegan, cartoons from The Guardian’s David Squires and Ireland’s Colm Mac Athlaoich and writing from Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt, Amy O’Connor, Murph, and Simon Hick, among others.

This is the ultimate loving gift [purchase at link below] for the Second Captains fan in your family. Or a cousin you don’t really like.

To celebrate this week’s book launch we like to offer Broadsheet readers, three, yes THREE copies of the book. To enter, just complete this sentence:

“Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because_____________________________________’

Lines MUST close at 5.10pm MIDNIGHT

Second Captains Sports Annual Vol 1


European Union Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan speaking at the AGM of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association in Limerick this afternoon.

Related: Phil Hogan to address ICMSA on milk prices (Irish Examiner)

Phil Hogan: EU civil liberties to be restricted after Paris attacks (Juno McEnroe, Irish Examiner)

Previously: ‘Mr President, Remove This Incompetent Commissioner’

Pic: Phil Hogan


Wizards Of Firetop Mountain – Ain’t Gonna Lose

Tob Swift writes:

We’re a good time, high flying unsigned rock band from Dublin who have cobbled together a last minute, with a lot of help from our friends, a zero budget video, shot in a living room with a pool table as a high riser and bike lights as our lighting rig to launch the opening track from our new 12″ record, ‘Ain’t Gonna Lose’.

We chanced our arm and won and so the record features original cover art by “the” Jim Fitzpatrick of Thin Lizzy album art fame.

Our launch is tonight in Dublin’s Bello Bar with a stellar support lineup from the excellent trio of September Girls, Exploding Eyes and The Whole Sick. You can download the album here

Wizards Of Firetop Mountain (Facebook)