Category Archives: Misc


Tanaiste Joan Burton

“Ms Burton also said that schools are governed by their boards and it is a matter for each individual school how they would decide how they want to use JobBridge…

“…The latest figures from the Department of Social Protection, which runs JobBridge, show that 182 people have taken up positions in the education sector over the past month. That is 18% of all JobBridge placements for the period. A further 110 positions are currently being advertised, with 43 schools advertising for 56 Special Needs Assistants (SNA)….”

Burton: Cleaning work not suitable for JobBridge (RTÉ)

(Photocall Ireland)


Storyfold – The Lost and The Lonely

Pete Murphy writes:

“Here’s the charming new video from Storyfold, all filmed in one afternoon on Dublin’s South Circular Road. We started at Kilmainham Jail, past IMMA, Rialto, Dolphin’s Barn, the old John Player factory, the boxing stadium, the Dublin Mosque, three Catholic churches, Polish shops, Lithuanian shops, African shops, Griffith College, many restaurants, pharmacies, hairdressers, cafés, butchers and grocery stores. To all those people who live there, walk the road and make it what it is, thank you. We hope you like it…”

Video “put together” by Billy Keane from WRK Productions.

Storyfold (Facebook)


From last night’s BBC2 documentary ‘Ireland’s Lost Babies’, Sacred Heart nun, Sister Sarto Harney, [Mother Superior of Bessborough Mother and Child Home] made a reappearance.

Cathy Deasy, who was adopted, had been trying to trace her mother for years and wrote many times to Sister Sarto. Sister Sarto suggested that her mother was dead.

But Cathy discovered her mother was alive and had spent 35 years in an institution after giving birth to her in a mother and baby home.

She confronted Sister Sarto in 2002 and captured the moment on video.

From 1996, in an RTÉ Prime Time documentary Sister Sarto said:

“I think it is the right of every individual to know their background and we help in any way we can to put people in contact with their parent of origin.”

Earlier this year on TV3, Sister Sarto said in relation to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home that no babies were adopted or vaccinated without the mothers’ permission:

“I think it’s sad that it’s come to this. We gave our lives to looking after the girls and we’re certainly not appreciated for doing it.”

Ireland’s Lost Babies is on RTÉ One tonight at 10:15pm.

Previously: Staying In Tonight?

After Philomena

The Art Of Storytelling

Anything Good On BBC News At Ten?

Cross Her Sacred Heart


This afternoon.

The proudly affirmative Twitter Trend Map for the Scottish Referendum.

Real time here (scroll down for Catalonia)

Thanks Spaghetti Hoop



What the flux?

Ciana writes:

“Happenings are screening Back to the Future (1985) in association with Dublin City Council in Merrion Square [Dublin 2] TONIGHT. There will be lots of delicious food and drinks on sale from Vintage Flair, Caryna’s Cakes and Irish Village Markets. Please bring warm clothes, something to sit on and your good vibes…”

Gates 6.30pm. Film 19.55 8.15pm. €5

Entry via Merrion Square EAST (opposite the clock tower).