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Josh Begley’s compilation of every cover of the New York Times since 1852 (the paper actually started publication in 1851 but there are still 50,000 pages here) in under a minute.

First news photo (Glenn Curtis’s flight from Albany to NYC, May 30, 1910); first use of 96pt type (Moon Landing, Jul 21, 1969) and the first colour photo (Oct 16, 1997).

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Courtesy of Trade Union TV, an interview with Apollo House resident Mitzalo.

Working and paying his way up to two months ago, he was forced from his home by the escalation of rents in Dublin city, and managed to find a place in Apollo House before the clampdown on new entrants.

A non-drinker and drug-user, he’s found the House to be a safe and usable living space that’s far from the rundown space its landlords and their backers are claiming it to be.

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Trade Union TV

Earlier: Sleeping Woof

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“You know, Claire, it’s not too long ago, where I was, my life, I was convinced, the only way out of the immense emotional pain and suffering I was in, was to take my own life.

I came very close, moments away from it, but thankfully, through various supports, and was able to recover my wellbeing in a sense, and my health. But the situation, for a lot of families around the country, the reality is, around Christmas time, there’ll be a lot of empty chairs at tables, and unnecessarily so.

It doesn’t have to be that way. People don’t want to end their lives, they want to end the pain they’re in. Let’s implement the 24/7 specialist support services, as was said would be done in the Vision for Change, let’s end the omnipresent stigma that still engulfs this very common aspect of the human experience, and prevents so many people from coming forward and getting support.

Let’s create a pioneering education system that nourishes the most important knowledge of all: the knowledge of self, and the relationship with self. Let’s realise that the passing of the Marriage Referendum wasn’t a panacea for all the distress that many LGBT* people experience when coming to terms with their sexuality, and the massive levels of suicide among that group of people, is very concerning.

Finally, let’s finally, put the emotional health and well-being of our people on a par with physical health, in our health service, and in the hearts and minds of our politicians.

As sure as there’s a path into emotional distress and crisis, there’s a way through it and out the other side. And we all need to realise, Claire, that we can all be the lanterns that light that way for others, to support people on their journey back to wellness. Because the wonderful thing as human beings, is that we possess these endless reservoirs of compassion, of kindness, and care.

We can change the story, and the carnage, of suicide on the island of Ireland. We have to change it, and we all share responsibility to ensure that this happens right now.

Hurling veteran and mental health advocate Conor Cusack last night, speaking on RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live.

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Previously: “A Carnage Spreading Across The City”

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Lower John Street, Cork, last night.

A vacant apartment block behind the Heineken brewery caught fire, with the entire building becoming engulfed in flames, smoke and embers billowing into other nearby buildings.

Residents of other blocks and properties, including Mike’s gaff Broadsheet’s Cork office, were evacuated, some acting on advice to bring valuables.

Cork City Fire Brigade had the fire under control by 9.30, continuing to douse the area and work for another hour or so.

No injuries have been reported.

H/T BreakingNews

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Protestors, including Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy (bottom right) in front of then tánaiste Joan Burton’s car in Jobstown, Tallaght in 2014

Messages of support for the Jobstown 23 are being collated for a new support page on Irish alt-lit zine The Bogman’s Cannon, ahead of their upcoming trials.

Agitator laureate Dave Lordan writes:

OK, at the request of the campaign, I am putting together a writers, artists and academics, etc, support page for the Jobstown 23, to be published on The Bogman’s Cannon.

PM me to get your few words of support added. The 23 victims of Joan Burton’s show trial will have their names dragged through the mud in the mainstream media and the support page will work as a counter to all that.

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Galway’s about to get a fully kitted-out indoor youth centre, organised and run by the father-and-son team behind the local DC Store.

Writes This is Galway:

The massive two-story space in Fairgreen House has sat vacant for years, but it’s getting a complete revamp thanks to the vision and hard work of John Deely from DC Store Galway. The VAULT will be open to everyone of all ages — it will feature a skatepark, climbing wall, urban library, cafe, as well as adaptable workspaces to hold workshops for design, yoga, cookery, art and more.

Fair play, in fairness.

Interview with space co-founder John Deely at the link below.

This is Galway

No Repro Fee …. 25-11-16 …. President receives representatives of stakeholders in promotion of DuoLingo …. Pic shows President Higgins chatting with from left Julian De Spainin Conradh na Gaeilge , Karin Tsai and Art Chaiderun from Duolingo. Duolingo volunteers honoured by President of Ireland for opening 2.3 million new doors to the Irish language…….. The seven contributors who created and translated the popular Irish course on Duolingo was honoured by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at a special reception held at Áras an Uachtaráin . Since the Irish course was launched just over 2 years ago, over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. This means that Irish is now amongst the 10 most popular languages offered by Duolingo, with the majority of new learners located in the United States.  Pic maxwell’s - No Repro Fee 25-11-16

No Repro Fee …. 25-11-16 …. President receives representatives of stakeholders in promotion of DuoLingo …. Pic shows President Higgins with from left Daire O’ Faogain , Niamh Ni Ghoill , Julian de Spain , Aodhan O Dea , Sine Nic an Aili , Orlaith Nic Ghearailt , Cuan O Seireadain and Edel Ni Bhraonain all from Conradh Na Gaeilge . Duolingo volunteers honoured by President of Ireland for opening 2.3 million new doors to the Irish language…….. The seven contributors who created and translated the popular Irish course on Duolingo was honoured by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at a special reception held at Áras an Uachtaráin . Since the Irish course was launched just over 2 years ago, over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. This means that Irish is now amongst the 10 most popular languages offered by Duolingo, with the majority of new learners located in the United States.  Pic maxwell’s - No Repro Fee 25-11-16

No Repro Fee …. 25-11-16 …. President receives representatives of stakeholders in promotion of DuoLingo …. Pic shows President Higgins chatting with from left Julian De Spainin from Conradh na Gaeilge. Duolingo volunteers honoured by President of Ireland for opening 2.3 million new doors to the Irish language…….. The seven contributors who created and translated the popular Irish course on Duolingo was honoured by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at a special reception held at Áras an Uachtaráin . Since the Irish course was launched just over 2 years ago, over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. This means that Irish is now amongst the 10 most popular languages offered by Duolingo, with the majority of new learners located in the United States.  Pic maxwell’s - No Repro Fee 25-11-16

Michael D. received the lads responsible for the Irish course on the Duolingo app at the Áras in a special get-together earlier today.

Writes Conradh na Gaeilge:

The seven contributors who created and translated the popular Irish course on Duolingo were honoured by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at a special reception to be held at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday November 25th. Since the Irish course was launched just over 2 years ago, over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. This means that Irish is now amongst the 10 most popular languages offered by Duolingo, with the majority of new learners located in the United States.

Comhghairdeas.

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Bosco, tearing up phone lines this morning

So, Bosco has learned of RTÉ’s plans for young people’s programming.

And it’s all kicking off now. He’s begun lobbying.

And recruiting.

Let loose The Magic Door.

Bosco on Twitter

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Broadsheet contributor and fountain of all things musical Nialler9, spinning discs in Dublin’s South William Bar tonight from 9.30.

And doing so every fortnight.

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