Category Archives: Misc

Michael ‘Family Guy’ O’Leary in Killarney to protest at the Labour party’s conference in Killarney.

With a gramophone.

Previously: Family Guy

H/T: Luke O’Riordan


From left: Elina Thorsell, Cecilia Kallin and Bodil Bergström in Waterloo (ahem) Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 this afternoon

On Monday we posted a plea from photogenic Swedish folk pop group Timoteij to find a Dubin venue to play this Saturday.

The band, in town to provide backing vocals on fellow countrywoman Erika Selin’s bid for Eurosong 2015 tonight, wanted to showcase their music in a welcome setting.

Many teenage boys venues got in touch.

The band were “overwhelmed”.

But there can be only one.

Timoteij’s Stockholm-based Irish ‘rep’ Philip O’Connor writes:

The lucky winner is the Mercantile [Dame Street] Dublin , where Timoteij will take the stage at 9pm Irish time on Saturday. FREE. If you want a taster Timoteij gave a lovely performance on The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio One this morning. Listen here

Previously: Can We Play Your Dublin Venue?


This afternoon

Delegates arriving at INEC, Killarney, Co Kerry  this afternoon for this weekend’s Labour Party Conference.

Would you like to send them a MESSAGE?

If I could tell the Labour Party Conference ONE thing it would be_____________


Earlier: Promising

Up to 1,000 delegates to attend Labour party conference (RTÉ)

Pic via Labour Party


This evening’s Herald

In evidence, Judge O’Connor heard that the couple’s son had gone out of their home to walk a younger sibling back from a bus stop.Someone had been throwing stones at their house and there was a group of teenage boys outside.
The woman said “I could see they were very angry” and her son was repeatedly taunted about being gay.
She said she went out and calmly told the teens: “We know he is gay, it is not a problem.”
“Three girls came running at me, screaming and shouting who the eff did I think I was,” the woman told the court.
She was on the verge of tears as one of the girls had a cigarette and “went for my eye but it hit just under my eye”.

Mum kicked and burned by girls after defending her son from gay abuse (Tom Tuite,


Could do a lot better.

‘Macroeconomic’ reports for the EU and the Member States are prepared three times a year by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN).

This (above) is a summation of the Winter ‘semester’.

Now, show it to your father.

How about a forecast?


EU Economic Situation

Thanks DG ECFin