Category Archives: Misc

DM writes

I know you don’t normally do this but i found a set of keys in the Phoenix Park today, at the footpath of Acres road, near the Papal Cross. Couple of car keys and several house keys, some with coloured covers.

I’d love to the them back to their owner. I thought about leaving them there in case the owner was retracing their steps, but I though they may have been there for a while!


The outskirts of Dunboyne, County Meath

Aaaa writes:

Empty House just outside Dunboyne, Meath. Belonging to a certain Richard Bruton. He also has a bundle of land that has been zoned for years, with no sign of any movement on it.

Surely if it’s not going to be built on then it shouldn’t be zoned, as that’s skewing the figures for available land to build on, which is one of the reasons many applications are turned down (an ‘abundance’ of zoned land in the area).


Empty gaffs to marked ‘Empty Gaffs’.

This afternoon.


A separate allegation.

‘Little Sewing Tree’ totes and aprons in retro, spotty and Roald Dahl

Some bags for your stocking?

Alan Daly writes:

My wife Sarah hand makes bags and aprons etc from our home in Skerries [County Dublin], her company’s name is Little Sewing Tree and there’s a Facebook page (at link below) where you can order from. They can accept debit/credit card and paypal and can ship anywhere.

Little Sewing Tree (Facebook)

Irish-made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’. No cost.

This lunchtime.

Jo;Burger, Castlemarket, Dublin 2

For the #IrishCoffeeDay that’s in it.

Sinead writes:

TWO Irish Coffees for €10 right now on the terrace of Jo’Burger in Castlemarket, until 6pm.

All proceeds to Movember.

It’s freeeeeezing today in Dublin, and it’s Friday. What more of an excuse do you need?



Stop that.

Pru Leith

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Via RTE:

Business woman and cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell and rugby analyst Brent Pope will join Ray this week to discuss mental health and talk about their experiences.

…Food writer and broadcaster Pru Leith from Great British Bake Off will be in studio to chat to Ray about filling Mary Berry’s shoes…

Some of RTÉ’s favourite weather presenters Joanna Donnelly, Gerry Murphy and Michelle Dillon will be in studio to chat to Ray about our obsession with the weather…

Stevie the Robot, which was created by a team working out of Trinity College, is a robot designed to assist the elderly and those disabled. Stevie is the first of its kind to be built in Ireland and… Ray will have the first live TV interview with Stevie in studio.

*removes batteries from remote*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on at 10.10pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: Channel 4

You gave them 120 minutes.

They delivered two hours of quality natter.

A warm, cuddly thank you to, clockwise from top left: Johnny Keenan; Olga Cronin, Neil Curran (presenting his first entertainment slot), Lucky Khambula, ‘Preposterous‘ and Vanessa Foran, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

The show can be viewed in its entirety above.

Topics wrestled to the ground included FG’s trolling of the homeless, the bungled rugby World Cup bid, Direct Provision and, controversially, repossessions.

Things got a little heated and palpably foul-tempered in places.

Viewer discretion strongly advised.

Sorry all.


Mentioned by Lucky during the show.

A demonstration to call for the end of Direct Provision gathering at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 tomorrow at 2pm.

All welcome.

National Demo: End Direct Provision

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

Former Fine Gael Senator Niamh Cosgrave and her French Spaniel

A former Fine Gael senator has revealed she was inappropriately touched three times by TDs and councillors while canvassing for votes.

Niamh Cosgrave, who was a senator from 1993 to 1997, has recalled how her father insisted she be accompanied by a male driver for protection while travelling the country seeking support.

“It happened three times. It started with the knee and ‘oh you’re a lovely girl’. I’d cross my legs and then they’d touch my thigh,” she told the Irish Independent.

Ms Cosgrave, who was a victim of rape later in life, said she regrets not speaking about her experience sooner but felt unable to do so.

Ex-FG senator ‘was touched inappropriately three times’ as she was canvassing for votes (Kevin Doyle, Irish Independent)

Previously: ‘It’s Not A Dirty Little Secret’

Arsa Angolo

Self help in Irish with comedian Martin Angolo.

Cian McCarthy, from Macalla Teo (Dublin-based production company), writes:

We’ve just launched a new webseries in Irish with comedian Martin Angolo. The series is called Arsa Angolo and has just been launched on BLOC – TG4’s new social media page.

It’s the first time they’ve commissioned a scripted comedy series for the web.

In the series Martin gives life advice, such as – how to find love, become an internet sensation and how to make it as a busker.

Bloc TG4